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Legend Suspensions Demo Rides During 2018 Sturgis Rally

Legend Suspensions would like to invite everyone to the 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  Legend Suspensions will be offering free demo rides of their suspensions at their manufacturing facility, located at 3461 Whitewood Service Road, Sturgis, SD  57785.  Legend Performance Tour partners, Bassani Xhaust and Feuling Parts, will be on location as well, and have their products available to test ride on the demo bikes. Continue reading Legend Suspensions Demo Rides During 2018 Sturgis Rally

BMW to Offer Demo Rides on New Bagger Exclusively at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

The BMW K 1600 B “Bagger” will make its demo debut and a lasting impression at the 2017 rally.

Sturgis, SD (May 25, 2017) – For the first time ever, BMW Motorrad USA is offering free demo rides on its soon-to-be-released K 1600 B “Bagger,” and the company has chosen the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® as the place to do it. Ten of the highly anticipated new bikes will be shipped to the Buffalo Chip for the exclusive demo ride opportunity, along with a full stable of new innovative BMW motorcycle models. BMW Motorrad representatives will be on hand at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads to show off all of the new bikes and assist with demo rides Friday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Aug. 11.1

The K 1600 B features a new lower rear section with a significantly lower seat, a more elongated look and updated side bags. Its six-cylinder engine has serious muscle, pulling around 160 horsepower, and its high-tech options include reverse assist, hill start control, adaptive turning lights and more.2

BMW will also offer demo rides on the entire R nineT Heritage family, including the newly released 2018 R nineT Urban G/S, along with the Pure, Racer and Scrambler models. The demo stable will include Adventure, Touring, Roadster, Urban, and Sport bikes. 3

Learn more about activities at the free-access CrossRoads by visiting www.buffalochip.com/EVENTS/CrossRoads-Events.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast and 2017 South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers eight stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. The 2017 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Old Iron/Young Blood – Motorcycles and the Next Gen” curated by Michael Lichter, numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.




Today was the first time in at least 35 years since I have visited the York PA Harley-Davidson facility. I was limited to a morning visit and it was packed then, so I can only imagine how the rest of the day went…

Established as an assembly facility in 1973, Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, PA assembles the Touring, Softail®, CVO and Trike models. They also perform a variety of manufacturing operations – making parts like frames, fuel tanks, and fenders.

At the Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center, you’ll explore exhibits that detail the manufacturing and assembly processes of the factory. You’ll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop for tour-related souvenirs. The Kids Corner, a specially designed area for visitors under the age of 12, makes the York facility an ideal family destination. LEARN MORE, CLICK HERE.

hdyork-6585I began my day at York doing a self guided factory tour. If you are wondering why I haven’t posted any factory images, that’s because absolutely NO CAMERAS are permitted in the factory, for obvious reasons. The tour is fantastic. It’s incredibly amazing how advanced H-D has become with automation & productivity. Each work station on the factory floor represents the motorcycle becoming what we all are used to seeing on the road. I always refer back to the original H-D factory images from the early 1900’s, and ask myself, “What must the original Harley’s and Davidson’s be thinking about the factory I just walked through”. It’s just incredible how far this company has come, and the fact that they stayed true to the USA, makes the brand even more spectacular in this Photographers eyes.

Harley-Davidson's new factory in York, Pa., replaces what was a sprawling operation of 41 buildings covering 232 acres.In the 650,000 square foot plant, more than 100 robotic smart carts zip through the building once solely reserved for making Harley Softail bikes. --- CREDIT: Harley-Davidson Inc.
Harley-Davidson’s new factory in York, Pa., replaces what was a sprawling operation of 41 buildings covering 232 acres.In the 650,000 square foot plant, more than 100 robotic smart carts zip through the building once solely reserved for making Harley Softail bikes. — CREDIT: Harley-Davidson Inc.


hdyork-6592Above and below, the crowds are beginning to arrive, bands playing, stunt riding, and demo riding of all of the 2017 H-D models. I live only two hours from York, Pa, but if you have never visited this H-D factory, try to put it on your bucket list.

Other event highlights:

  •   A five-dealer shopping area with merchandise from 1st Capital Harley-Davidson,Appalachian Harley-Davidson, Lancaster Harley-Davidson, Susquehanna Harley-Davidson, and White’s Harley-Davidson
  •   Jax Teller’s motorcycle from Sons of Anarchy and the motorcycle from CaptainAmerica
  •   No. 17 Fastenal Ford driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the Sprint Cup Series
  •   The Guide Dogs of AmericaHarley-Davidson is again the presenting sponsor of Bike Night on Sept. 23 in Downtown York. A motorcycle parade will kick off the event at 6 p.m. For more information, please see www.yorkcity.org/bikenight.