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J&P Cycles Introduces New ‘Stick-It’ Campaign

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J&P, is always looking for new, innovative ways to interact with customers. Over the years they have come to the realization that getting to know them is not only fun, but it’s important, too. There are so many companies out there who provide a variety of services, but never really take the time to get to know their customers. J&P Cycles doesn't ever want to become one of those companies.

Recently the J&P marketing department sat down and held a brainstorming session to come up with a program that would benefit our customers, and allow us to get a “snapshot” into their world. Since we have a wide variety of customers, finding something that everyone could participate in was key.   After hours of going through a list of ideas, we stumbled upon one that was simple and fun. A sticker sheet! Now I know that doesn’t sound too exciting, but this is not a normal sticker sheet. It’s a J&P Cycles sticker sheet! The sheet has a variety of different sized stickers on it and on the back is the important part –  simple clear message – “Show us where you stuck yours!”

Curious where you can pick one up? Place an order. Stickers are being placed in boxes leaving our facility. Some are also being taken to events.

What should you do if you get one of these sticker sheets? Simply place the sticker wherever you feel it should be stuck, snap a picture then send to us. Doing so gets participants entered into a monthly drawing to win a J&P Cycles gift card. Eventually we plan on posting a gallery of these photos online and allowing you – the customer – to vote on the entries. Some of the pictures we have already received have been amazing! Very cool to see the variety of customers we serve and we can’t wait for you to see all of the cool pictures we have collected! Keep on sending them! Just go to WWW.JPCYCLES.COM/STICK-IT  and upload your photo!

 

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JayBrake STK Hand Controls

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JayBrake (www.jbrake.com) STK Hand Controls (MSRP starts at $196.00) are designed specifically to work with stock ’96 and newer H-D switch housings meaning no additional wiring is required. The two-piece bottom clamp design eliminates mounting bolts from being seen. Most OEM style levers will work with JayBrake STK Hand Controls. The right hand master cylinder is available in a 9/16” or 11/16” bore to accommodate most brake systems. Banjo bolts will work with #10 or #12 fittings. STK Hand Controls are available in polish, chrome or black. Visit JBrake.com for specific applications and additional product information.

JayBrake (www.JBrake.com), located in Cleveland, Ohio, is celebrating 31 years of being a leader in the manufacturing of performance motorcycle parts and accessories directed towards the American V-Twin market. JayBrake products are owned and manufactured by SuperTrapp Industries, Inc. The JayBrake product line includes forward foot controls, handlebar controls, foot pegs, grips, brake calipers, and other motorcycle accessories to fit Harley-Davidson and American V-Twin motorcycles.

Request or download a catalog by visiting www.JBrake.com . Become a fan of JayBrake on Facebook. For more information on JayBrake products call 216-265-8400 or e-mail JayBrake@SuperTrapp.com.

John Paul DeJoria to Serve as MC for Hall of Fame Breakfast

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum is pleased to announce that John Paul DeJoria will be the Master of Ceremonies for the museum's annual Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast this year.  John Paul is a Hall of Fame member from the class of 2004.  DeJoria is a self-made entrepreneur who started John Paul Mitchell Systems hair care products with a partner in 1980.  He is also co-founder of Patron Spirits Company.  

Besides being an extremely successful businessman, DeJoria is a well-known humanitarian who supports numerous causes from medical research to children's foundations.

In his role as Master of Ceremonies, John Paul DeJoria will introduce the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Class of 2013.  The inductees for 2013 are:

"Still" Ray Fitzgerald – Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame – Motorcycle rights advocate in Nevada then Arizona.    

Russ Brown – Motorcycle attorney and founder of BAM, a free breakdown and legal assistance service for motorcyclists that currently has close to two million members.  

Rick Fairless -Master bike builder and founder and owner of Strokers Dallas, Strokers Ink and Strokers Ice Bar and Grill in Dallas.  

Bill Gikling (J.C. "Pappy" Hoel Outstanding Achievement Award) – Motorcycle dealer for Harley-Davidson and Yamaha motorcycles. He worked with Pappy Hoel to start the White Plate Flat Trackers. 

Marjoe Gortner – Television producer who organized the 2000 television show "Sturgis: The Great Ride."  It was the first motorcycle related show to air on a non-sports oriented channel. 

Lonnie Isam, Sr – a well-known expert in the history of antique American motorcycles who has bought, sold, collected and restored hundreds of them.  

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast is scheduled on Wednesday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, SD.

Breakfast tickets are available for a $35.00 donation, tables of eight for $300.00.  Tickets can be purchased through the Museum at 605.347.2001 or on line at www.sturgismuseum.com/cart/ 

Mark Blackwell to be honored as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend

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Mark Blackwell, a pioneering racer in American motocross, a six-time AMA championship race team manager and a well-respected executive in the motorcycle industry, will be recognized as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend on Friday, Oct. 18, in Las Vegas, Nev. 

Blackwell, an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer inducted in 2000, will be honored alongside the class of 2013 as part of the AMA Legends Weekend, hosted by the American Motorcyclist Association, on Oct. 18-19, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino. 

"Not only did Mark Blackwell rise to the top to become the 1971 American 500cc motocross champion, but he also raced internationally at a time when the Europeans dominated the sport," said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which oversees the Hall of Fame. "His grit, a win in Switzerland, and a podium finish in Germany earned him fans worldwide. 

"In addition, Blackwell is probably best known for his major contributions to American motorcycling through his work at Husqvarna, Suzuki and Victory,' Heininger said. "He helped return Husqvarna to profitability in the United States, helped turn the motorcycle and ATV division around at Suzuki, and served as general manager of Polaris Industries' fledgling Victory Motorcycle business during a critical growth period."

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends are existing members of the Hall of Fame whose lifetime accomplishments are spotlighted as part of the annual induction ceremony of new Hall of Famers. Blackwell joins Torsten Hallman, who was also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000, as a 2013 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend. Hallman was instrumental in introducing the sport of motocross to America and founded the Thor brand.

Blackwell was born in southern California in 1953. By the late 1960s, motocross was about to arrive in America and Blackwell would become one of this country's earliest stars. Blackwell rode Yamahas, then CZs, then in 1970 Blackwell earned a ride with Swedish maker Husqvarna at the age of 17. He won the American 500cc motocross champion in 1971 and started off the 1972 season with a win at the Daytona motocross. He then went to race in Europe, where he suffered a serious eye injury at the final Grand Prix of the 1972 season. 

After his racing career, Blackwell taught at a popular motocross training school for Suzuki, managed the Suzuki Race Team to six AMA championships, did product development for a number of MX-related companies, and then went on to work in management for Suzuki, Husqvarna and Victory. 

"This is an incredible honor for me for which I am very grateful," Blackwell said. "To be recognized alongside the iconic Torsten Hallman makes it even more special. Torsten was the first European motocross racer I ever saw as the sport was coming to America, and his professionalism, education and business accomplishments had a huge impact on the sport, as well as my life and career." 

The AMA Legends Weekend kicks off with the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday night, Oct. 18, in a star-studded gala event that honors the motorcycling world's fast and famous. The next morning features the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Legends Reception, where the class of 2013, the 2013 Legends and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers from previous years will be honored and interviewed on-stage in a relaxed setting that allows fans and friends to get up close and personal with motorcycling's greatest. 

Tickets are on sale now at www.motorcyclemuseum.org. Price is $140 for Friday night's induction ceremony, and $20 for Saturday's reception, which includes a continental breakfast. Additionally, rooms at the Green Valley Ranch can be reserved now for a special rate at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=19471407 or by calling (866) 782-9487 and using the code GCIAMHF 

The AMA Legends Weekend is a fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio and overseen by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation. The mission of the AMHF is to celebrate, elucidate and preserve the rich tradition of motorcycling in America. For more information, please visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

Mexico City Celebrated Harley Davidson's 110th Anniversary

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Thousands of motorcyclists gathered in Mexico City on Saturday, May 11th, to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of Harley Davidson. Part of a global celebration taking place on six continents throughout the entire year, Mexico City’s motorcycle parade, which was open to anyone who owned a motorbike, had more than 5,000 participants, making it the largest parade of its kind for the destination.

The Mayor of Mexico City, Dr. Miguel Angel Mancera, was the grand marshal for the parade, along with Dr. Jesús Rodríguez, the Minister of Public Safety and the Minister of Tourism Miguel Torruco. The parade began at 10:00 a.m. at the Zócalo, a large plaza located in the City’s historical center, and continued through several main avenues including Tacuba, Hidalgo and the popular Avenida la Reforma, among others.

The procession culminated at the Hermanos Rodriguez speedway where people enjoyed activities including a show by the ‘Umbrella Girls,’ Harley Davidson’s famous models. They were also able to experience the JUMPSTART, a type of dynamometer that allows one to experience the thrill of taking a Harley Davidson to its limits. For the grand finale, guest of honor, the ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’ Alice Cooper, performed and took concert-goers back to rocks’ glory days.

Minister of Tourism Miguel Torruco and event organizers estimate the event had a tremendous economic impact for the City, estimating approximately 80% hotel occupancy and revenues surpassing $2 million. 

Finally, A Monotube Fork Cartridge Kit for Sportsters!

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True high performance front suspension has finally made its way to the HD Sportster line. 

Progressive Suspension’s state of the art Monotube Fork Kit represents the peak of front end handling for the venerable XL and replaces the sloppy open bath internals with high pressure gas charged dampers. Their new kit features a set of Monotube cartridges and custom tuned fork springs in stock and lowered versions designed to transform the ride quality of most late model Sportsters.

 Monotube style damping improves ride comfort, resistance to front brake dive as well as improving front end stability, cornering and bottoming control. Apps for most 2004 and newer Sportster models. No mods are required and install is relatively simple. Check it out on their website, or contact your local Progressive Suspension dealer for more information. 

The Irish Italian Job is AMD World Champion

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While innovation has always been a hallmark of the World Championship of Custom Bike Building, the 10th anniversary of the show reached a new level. Held for the first time in Europe, at the Big Bike Europe Expo in Essen, Germany, the Championship showcased motorcycles, scooters, trikes and sidecar outfits. Among the power units being employed by the 105 competitors were not only American V-twins, but also Italian singles and V-twins, Japanese multis and singles, a diesel, an engine from a Honda generator and even a 1920's boat engine. With entries from 23 countries there were a total of 122 machines in five classes.

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2014 Indian Chief To Be Revealed At Sturgis Rally — Will Start At $18,999

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Highly Anticipated Details Make Clear that Authentic, Affordable Choice is Coming to American Motorcycles as Indian Motorcycle Makes its Debut at the World’s Largest Motorcycle Event

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today continued its trip toward the historic unveiling of the completely new 2014 Indian Motorcycle. Following on the heels of the reveal of the all-new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine on March 9 at Daytona Bike Week, Indian Motorcycle is announcing additional details as it accelerates toward the upcoming launch.

Staying true to its heritage, the revival of the Indian Motorcycle brand will debut with the introduction of the 2014 Indian Chief. First introduced in 1922, the legendary Indian Chief is historically the brand’s most popular selling model and is widely recognized by motorcycling enthusiasts around the world as one of the most iconic motorcycles ever produced. The Indian Chief is the flagship of the brand’s 112-year product lineup, and it has come to proudly represent the spirit of the Indian Motorcycle brand.

“We are honored to make today’s important announcements at this time, as it was roughly 112 years ago that the very first Indian Motorcycle prototype was demonstrated to the press on the streets in Springfield, Massachusetts,” said Vice President of Polaris Motorcycles Steve Menneto. “We’re especially proud to reveal that our inaugural model will be the iconic Indian Chief. Riders around the world will be thrilled to know their choice in American motorcycles will now come in the form of an all-new Indian Chief.”

In addition to announcing the first model to come out of the Spirit Lake, Iowa production plant, pricing for the all-new 2014 Indian Chief will start at an MSRP of $18,999. Inventory is expected to be available at Indian Motorcycle dealerships throughout North America later in the year. Additional Indian Motorcycle dealerships will be opening across the country this summer to accommodate bike demand and service needs.

“When Polaris Industries acquired this brand two years ago, our goal from the outset was to leverage our engineering, manufacturing and operational prowess as a market leader in powersports to design and build a truly exceptional motorcycle that represents the perfect balance of legendary heritage and brilliant, state-of-the-art engineering and technology,” continued Menneto. “All of us at Indian Motorcycle are very proud to offer the 2014 Indian Chief at a starting price of $18,999. We set out to make the power and heritage of this beautiful new bike available at a price point that is competitive and more accessible to people who are looking for authenticity and choice in American motorcycles.”

The new Indian Chief will be revealed at the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, which runs August 3-11, 2013. Specific details on the launch timing will be announced this summer. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the world's largest motorcycle rally, was started in 1936 by an Indian Motorcycle club, the famed Jackpine Gypsies. Indian Motorcycle is proud to reclaim that heritage and share the historic reveal of the 2014 Indian Chief with the rider community at the 2013 Sturgis Rally.

Click on the banner below for more information or follow Indian on Twitter at www.twitter.com/indianmotocycle, and Like them at www.facebook.com/indianmotorcycle. To learn more about the Jackpine Gypsies, log on to www.jackpinegypsies.com

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