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Hollywood and Motorcycle Celebrities Helped Raise Charity Funds at Buffalo Chip®’s 10th Anniversary Legends Ride®

20Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars and motorcycling’s top industry leaders joined in the 2017 Legends Ride and Lunch to raise nearly $40,000 for charity.   BC-11684Photos courtesy Sturgis Buffalo Chip

 Sturgis, SD (December 11, 2017) – Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars joined with the Buffalo Chip and Legends Riders at 2017’s 10th Anniversary Legends Ride presented by GEICO Motorcycle and together raised $32,150. The donation was split between two Black Hills charities, South Dakota Special Olympics and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Those who attended the exclusive Legends Lunch that preceded the ride raised an additional $6,625 for two veterans support organizations, the Black Hills-based Sgt. Colton Derr Foundation and famed stunt rider Carey Hart’s charity of Continue reading Hollywood and Motorcycle Celebrities Helped Raise Charity Funds at Buffalo Chip®’s 10th Anniversary Legends Ride®

NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORT GLIDE MELDS STREET-CARVING AGILITY WITH LONG-HAUL CAPABILTY

14All-New Softail Chassis and Milwaukee-Eight 107 Engine Deliver a Dynamic Riding Experience

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MILWAUKEE (November 7, 2017) – The new Harley-Davidson® Sport Glide motorcycle is a quick-change artist, an aggressive factory-custom cruiser outfitted with a detachable fairing and saddlebags ideally suited for touring , cruising or commuting. The versatile Sport Glide owns the curb on bike night and is ready for short- or long-distance weekend runs.

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Foreigner to Detonate Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Opening Weekend

2One of the Greatest Rock Bands of All Time, Foreigner to Detonate Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Opening Weekend

Fans will be able to belt out all of their Foreigner favorites live with the band at the “Best Party Anywhere” ® in 2018. 1

 Sturgis, SD – There are great rock bands, and then there are great rock bands like Foreigner that have produced 25 top 40 hits, every one of which fans can sing without missing a word. Foreigner takes to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip stage in 2018 armed as one of the most recognizable and listened-to bands in rock history. Throughout its 40-year career, Foreigner produced 10 multi-platinum albums, Continue reading Foreigner to Detonate Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Opening Weekend

KURYAKYN EXPANDS AZTEC COLLECTION FOR INDIAN MOTORCYCLE

1SOMERSET, WIS, DEC 5 — Kuryakyn® is expanding its Aztec collection for Indian® Motorcycle with a handful of new additions that balance bold art deco design with subdued modern styling for a clean, classic look.2 3The Aztec Stereo Accent and Aztec Gauge Cluster Accents are designed specifically for the restyled inner fairing on ’17-’18 Chieftain and Roadmaster models. The form-fitted accents feature an elegant grooved and beveled design that adds depth to the inner fairing’s contours, transforming the Ride Command® system’s surrounding panel and recessed area around the gauge housings. Both are made from durable injection-molded ABS, and utilize automotive-grade 3M® VHB for a hassle-free install.

Aztec Stereo Accent: P/N 5198 – Chrome, 5199 – Satin Black
MSRP:
$39.99
Aztec Gauge Cluster Accents: P/N 5186 – Chrome, 5187 – Satin Black
MSRP:
$49.99

4 5The Aztec Primary Cover and Aztec Cam Cover Accent are available for all Indian models with the Thunder Stroke 111 engine as direct replacements. The Aztec Primary Cover’s two-piece, bolt-on design includes an outer cover and center medallion to replace the stock cover and adhesive-backed headdress emblem. The center medallion is sized to match Indian OEM emblems and commemorative coins intended for use with the primary cover, offering a number of customizing options. The Aztec Cam Cover Accent installs easily in place of the factory emblem. Both are cast from A380 aluminum available in chrome or satin black finishes.

Aztec Primary Cover: P/N 5705 – Chrome, 5706 – Satin Black
MARP:
$99.99
Aztec Cam Cover Accent: P/N 5724 – Chrome, 5725 – Satin Black
MSRP:
$24.99

Additional Aztec products are currently in development and slated for release soon. View the entire collection at www.kuryakyn.com/classification/310/aztec.

Famed Donnie Smith Show® Brings Thrills and Spills to the Twin Cities

Indoor Flat Track making a bold return to Minneapolis at Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum in March.
SAINT PAUL, MN (December 5, 2017) – The largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest, the Donnie Smith Show – Midwest Extravaganza, Bike, Car & Tattoo Expo, is bringing authentic Indoor Flat Track motorcycle racing back to the Twin Cities, where the roots of the sport were born. For 13 seasons, from 1968 to 1980, the revered Minneapolis Armory hosted “The Indoors,” indoor flat track racing that filled otherwise dreary winter months with handle-bar-to-handle bar, down-and-dirty, bar-banging action. Over those years, hundreds of privateer racers found a home in which to compete. As one of the largest, most successful and longest-running flat track events, The Indoors put the sport on the map. Now the Twin Cities will welcome the heart-pounding thunder of flat track racing once again on March 23, 2018 at the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.   

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“Flat track plays into that American spirit of independence, competitiveness and the need for speed,” said Neil Ryan, promoter of the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show. “We have a rich heritage going back into the ‘60s. The Donnie Smith Show’s always had a swap meet component, along with the biggest custom show in the region. Adding racing back to the mix brings it full circle and completes the package.”

The stars of the show come from diverse rider backgrounds ranging from crusty championship legends and pro flat trackers to battle-hungry amateurs. When these guys thunder off the line it’ll be no-holds-barred as they battle it out around the track.
The historic return of Indoor Flat Track racing to the Twin Cities promises to tap into the high-energy fan enthusiasm sparked by the recent explosion of races across the country being coupled with bike shows, concerts and pro championship events.
The Schedule, the Purse and the Particulars
Races begin at 3 p.m. with semi-finals taking the starting line at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018.
Classes include Pro Twin, Pro Single, Hooligan, Vintage, Amateur and Mad Dog with a $15,000 cash and trophies. Racers may enter at IndoorFlatTrack.com.
Tickets are $15 in advance on the above website. The first 500 children 12 and under in the door accompanied by a parent will receive free entry.
Sponsoring the Indoor Flat Track races are GEICO Motorcycle, Russ Brown, Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Dennis Kirk.
Donnie Smith Show 
The Donnie Smith Show will take place at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018. In addition to motorcycles and cars, the 225,000-square-foot indoor event showcases a Tattoo Expo and a popular swap meet billed as “The Largest Parts Extravaganza on the Planet.”
Tickets for the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show are on sale at the RiverCentre Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free.
Find high resolution photos of historic Minneapolis flat track races and the Donnie Smith Show at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1f-y6UTyi0cHIw8jUytvnvIhh6aU0EOKF?usp=sharing
About the Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show
In its 31st year, the famed Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show presented by Dennis Kirk is the largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest. The show draws the nation’s most prestigious brands, top competitors and tens of thousands to the RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn. It is widely known as the annual kickoff to the riding and cruising season and features a unique mix of competitions, shopping and entertainment in a fun, family-friendly environment with 35 classes of custom motorcycles, 16 classes of cars, the largest swap meet on the planet, a tattoo expo and other entertainment. The Show is reviving the historic thrills and spills of indoor flat track racing at the Lee & Rose Coliseum on Friday, March 23, 2018. Additional information may be found at www.donniesmithbikeshow.com.