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Memorial Day Bikernet Weekly News for May 21, 2020

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Say a Prayer for the Brothers and Sisters who Fought for Freedom

Hey,

This is one of those strange holidays. It’s at a time of the year when the party lamps are lite. On the other hand, it’s a time of thought and prayer for those who died in battle.

We have a tremendous amount to celebrate this weekend with the country reopening, more businesses reopening and the celebration of life. But take some time out this weekend, to ponder those who have died in any combat including our own motorcycle freedom fighters. And think about life and our good fortunes to be living in the best of times of life on earth.

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New Jack Daniel’s Indian Motorcycle to Be Revealed at Sturgis This Summer

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One of the biggest motorcycle events in America, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is for the moment still on, despite the increasing number of events being canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. If it goes ahead, it will be the motorcycle bonanza it usually is each year since 1938.

Sturgis is an event of capital importance for the industry, at this is where exciting models are sometimes announced. This year, Sturgis is also the place where Indian decided it will introduce a new Jack Daniel’s-flavored motorcycle.

This would not be the first time we get to see an Indian go down the Jack path. Over the past two years, we’ve had the Scout in special clothing (2018, production run capped at 177 units), and last year we got the Springfield Dark Horse (also built-in 177 units). And there’ve been even more before these two.

There’s a special Jack Daniel’s interpretation coming this year too, at the said Sturgis Rally. Indian says as much on its official website, but it is very tight-lipped when it comes to providing additional details.

What we do know is that the new special bike is, as always, a celebration of the partnership between Indian and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, who for the past five years have been working on these special projects. It too will be built in limited numbers, and this time it will draw inspiration from “Gentleman Jack, which is a nod to the original gentleman distiller and founder.”

Also, in the images featured on Indian’s website we see the project is based on a Thunder Stroke 116-powered motorcycle, which can mean anything from the Chieftain to the Roadmaster in Dark Horse clothing. The Springfield is also on the list, but given the fact it already had a run in 2019, it’s safe to rule it out.

More details on the new Jack Indian will probably surface before the actual unveiling in Sturgis, so stay tuned.

Newly published in the Cantina

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New Safety Organization, BIKER LIVES MATTER, Formed in Florida

John “Rogue” Herlihy is the President who has spent many years working at EASYRIDERS and was a founding member of ABATE while working with other motorcycle advocacy groups to fight for the rights of riders. He was inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame as a Freedom Fighter in 2005!

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STURGIS 2019 Downtown
Downtown Action through Photos
By Rogue

While I am working on my articles for 2019 Sturgis, I thought I would share some photos from downtown just to give ya an idea of what was happening. Like we use to do in The In The Wind pages back in the day created by Kim Peterson.

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Movie Review: Sgt. Will Gardner

A 2019 movie featuring an amazing motorcycle trip by a War Veteran
Ujjwal Dey

This is a very different movie that just happens to have a motorcycle trip.

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Passing of Jessi Combs

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It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Jessi Combs. An industry icon, Jessi was an amazing soul.

If you want to learn more about Jessi and her life, simply search her name on the Internet. And prepare to be amazed!

I’ve told this story countless times over the years – during the photo shoot for David’s piece featuring her, she was by far the toughest person there. It was late December here in the Denver area and it was COLD. She never complained once…while the rest of us big tough guys were doing anything we could to stay warm.

Her smile and laughter brightened our days when she visited us in Daytona and Sturgis the past few years.

Jessi, you will be missed…gone too soon.

Artist David Uhl 

Exclusive in the Cantina

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Hall of Fame Collector Cards
Honoring Those Who Support Motorcycling
By Rogue

I was using the 2019 Official Sturgis Publication put out by the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum to make sure I had information correct in the article I was doing on the Hall Of Fame Induction Breakfast.

If you went to Sturgis, I hope you picked up a copy, if not you may want to contact the museum and see if they have any left. www.sturgismuseum.com

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New Chassis, Engine & Design: Harley-Davidson introduces Next Custom Revolution with Eight New Iconic Softail Motorcycles

What are the benefits of the new Softail Frame over the old Dyna Configuration?
By Bandit and Harley-Davidson

To celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary year, the Motor Company is launching a custom revolution: Eight all-new Softail® models that merge the hard-riding performance of the Dyna® line with the unparalleled custom look of the Softail line.

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2019 Sturgis Hall Of Fame Breakfast

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Article By Rogue – Honoring Those Who Stand Out in Motorcycling

The breakfast is held every year to honor people who have made a difference in motorcycling. There are numerous categories just like the things that make up the wonderful life of motorcycling.

The event was held at the Lodge at Deadwood on Wednesday August 7, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

It was a pleasure to see these people inducted as they are all deserving.

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Journey of Discovery / Tucker Films

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There are few better ways to kick-off a new partnership than by riding motorcycles together. The open road brings those that ride together closer together through ritualistic moments of shared experience on the journey along the way.

Emails get ignored, phones muted, camaraderie ensues, and the mind begins to relax as you start to live more in the moment. So, to kick off a new partnership with META, they went on a motorcycle road trip together from Denver to Sturgis and back. Here’s some of their journey.

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