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Sturgis Buffalo Chip To Be Featured On The Travel Channel

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The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, legendary mega camping resort and world class entertainment complex, will be featured in 3 new hour long specials premiering on the Travel Channel over the next three weeks beginning this Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 9:00PM Eastern Standard. During the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally the Buffalo Chip hosts the majority of the rally’s estimated 400,000 plus visitors with its 9 day-and-night music festival, high-end camping amenities, interactive activities and exhibits, and breathtaking location. Catch 3 hours of action from the 2012 Buffalo Chip experience beginning Sunday, December 2, 2012 on the Travel Channel. Go to for more information, to learn about the growing 2013 music festival line up and to make your reservations at The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has for 31 years been the cornerstone  destination for visitors from around the world as they flock to the Black Hills of South Dakota for the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Buffalo Chip, with it’s 580 acre camping resort and world class concert series known as The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™, annually attracts such legendary artists as Journey, The Zac Brown Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shinedown, Boston, Sugarland, Kid Rock, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan and Toby Keith. The Buffalo Chip®, a longtime favorite of production companies looking to capture the authentic Sturgis experience, will once again be the centerpiece for 3 new one-hour TV specials airing on the Travel Channel. These 3 new programs, “Sturgis Overdrive” airing Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 9:00pm EST, “Sturgis Metal Mania” airing Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 9:00pm EST and “Sturgis Biker Madness” airing Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 9:00pm EST, will each take a unique look inside the world’s largest motorcycle rally and feature all that Sturgis has to offer to those who come to visit, ride and enjoy the lifestyle of this truly unique American event.

“We are thrilled that the Travel Channel has once again chosen the Buffalo Chip as a key element of its new Sturgis Rally programs,” says Buffalo Chip owner Rod Woodruff. “The Chip has been featured in numerous international television series and specials over the years, but we expect these three shows from the Travel Channel will give a new perspective of the culture of the rally. They will also highlight the entertainment, activities and overall excitement that only takes place at the Buffalo Chip.”

2012 was the biggest year ever at the Buffalo Chip, with more campers and concert goers having enjoyed the Chip’s one-of-kind atmosphere and entertainment than ever before. 2013 looks like it will be another record-breaking year for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 9 day and night music festival, with confirmations already announced from multi-platinum country star Toby Keith and the iconic rock band ZZ Top. More band announcements are expected soon. Go to www.BuffaloChip.Com or for all the latest Buffalo Chip news and information. 

New Women’s Juneau Functional Jacket From Harley-Davidson

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The new women’s Juneau Functional Jacket (P/N 98215-13VW, starting at $195) from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line combines bold styling with ride-friendly features. It’s constructed from waterproof 600 denier polyester that’s lightweight yet comfortably withstands the elements. Zippered vents on the shoulder and back offer custom core-climate control to complement its pre-curved sleeves and adjustable waist tabs. Pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept accessory armor for increased protection, while 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material delivers enhanced visibility in low light conditions. Available in XS – 3W sizes. 

Which Motorcycle Luggage is Right for You?

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Bikernet sponsor J&P Cycles offers a comprehensive video tour of cool motorcycle luggage items they carry. Check it out!


Whether preparing for a cross-country trip or just looking for a place to stash a few things for an afternoon on the road, this video will help you find the right luggage to meet your needs.  The goal is to show you the options out there, so you could decide what will work best for you. While the products featured here are great examples of the different types of luggage J&P Cycles offers, you can shop ourentire selection of motorcycle luggage and read the reviews. If you ever have any questions feel free to ask the experts here at J&P Cycles.

Products Featured in this video:

Eagle Leather Windshield Bag

T-Bags Windshield Bag

Kuryakyn Traditional 3-Pouch Fairing Bag

Willie & Max Raptor Collection Throw-over Saddlebags

Saddlebag Support Brackets

Mustang Plain Hard Saddlebags

Kuryakyn Studded Saddlebag

River Road Spectrum Series Travel Bag

Kuryakyn Ultra Tour Bag

Kuryakyn Transformer Backrest



Scorpion’s New Nest

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Scorpion Sports Inc. USA (SSI) has relocated its headquarters and west coast distribution facility to Santa Fe Springs, California. Managing Director, John Kim states “the new facility is configured perfectly for our needs and will ultimately help efficiencies in all areas of our business, especially warehousing”. The Scorpion east coast distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky will continue to operate as normal.
The office space is also configured for efficiency in all aspects and has separate, designated areas for different departments. Product Manager, Michael MacGregor says “the new and spacious Product Development/ R&D center will be a great help in continuing to produce innovative Scorpion products and ultimately reach our goals as a company”.
Scorpion Sports Inc.
10425 Slusher Drive
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
ph: 888-672-6774 

Dates announced for 2013 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days: July 19-21

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The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce the 2013 dates for the country's premier annual celebration of vintage motorcycling. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will take place on July 19-21 at the world-class Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. 

"AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a yearly must-do for motorcyclists from the Midwest and beyond, so we wanted to get the 2013 date out with plenty of time for riders to make plans," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is unique in the world of motorcycling in that all makes and models of vintage bikes — and all riders — are celebrated in a three-day event that brings out the best of motorcycling. I hope to see you there." 

Added Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course President Craig Rust: "This event has such a rich history, and over the years it has become a fan favorite. No other event on our schedule transforms the facility or uses the grounds like AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. It truly is a unique event!" 

A fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features classic motorcycles of all makes and styles, and honors the riders who made them famous. Activities include the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, which feature roadracing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track; North America's largest motorcycle swap meet; bike shows and awards; stunt shows; demo rides of current production bikes; and seminars on a number of topics by noted motorcycling experts. 

Tickets go on sale to the general public Dec. 3, and will be available from Advance ticket prices are $45 for a weekend pass, and $25 for a single-day pass. The event is family-friendly, and children 12 and under get in free with paying, supervising adults. 

AMA members who buy tickets directly from the AMA before May 28 receive an exclusive price discount. AMA members can call (800) AMA-JOIN to purchase a weekend pass for $35, a $10 savings off the regular advance rate, and a one-day pass for $20, a $5 savings off the regular advance rate. Additionally, there is no service charge for AMA members when purchasing through the AMA. 

All proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The goal of the Hall of Fame, located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio, is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling's legends and heroes. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame's website at

Bikernet Music Video Treat: ZZ Top

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In case you've been living under a rock since the 70's you already know about ZZ Top's great Texas sound. The three amigos have been rocking out some gnarly, dirty blues for decades and this latests number feels like a well-work pair of chaps. Enjoy!

Funny anecdote, this is ZZ Top covering a rap song from the 90s. Who knew???

Biker Art For Your Mancave

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Wow, check out this outrageous new art print titled "Highway to Hell" from the mad creative mind of artist Larry Grossman! The setting is Vic's Bar on Highway 666 (in the Twilight Zone perhaps?), where bad-ass bikers and hot babes look on in astonishment as a crazed, hell-bound undead dude on a smokin’chopper blazes right past them …and in fact right out of the dang picture! Sized at 18"x24" and printed on the highest quality 100 lb. heavyweight paper, this amazingly detailed Lithographic Print (high-quality poster) is a must have for any serious bike freak or gear-head …and it's yours for only $30 (or $35 if you want it hand signed and dated in gold ink by the artist!). And get this, Larry can even create a custom version of this or any of his pictures featuring your bike or car for a few bucks more! You can buy this print and see all of Larry's great art on his cool No computer? No problem – just order by phone: (818) 970-9128.