Motorcycle as Art - Michael Lichter does it again

2017 Exhibit  -  Old Iron - Young Blood, Motorcycles & The Next Gen

What is the next generation of custom builders interested in? What are they capable of? And what does the industry have to look forward to? Find out by experiencing the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s® 2017 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibition “Old Iron – Young Blood, Motorcycles & The Next Gen.”

Get to know the works of an incredible group of custom builders and artists all under the age of 36, each hand selected by exhibit curator Michael Lichter. See how the iron stylings of the past show their influence as these young custom builders display brand new works, all built specifically for this exhibit, that reflect the attitude and attributes of the present. The exhibition is free to the public and open in the Buffalo Chip’s Event Center 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.


By creating an exhibition themed around the next generation of custom builders and bikes, curator Michael Lichter has ensured you’ll see an incredibly diverse offering, from cafes to street trackers to old school choppers and modern customs. No matter the style, you’ll be able to get an up-close view from every angle as each bike is individually lit and displayed atop elevated pedestals spread throughout the hall.

In addition to the age limit imposed on participants, every bike you’ll see in the display will have been completed within just a few months of the show opening, meaning in many cases you’ll be one of the first in the world to lay eyes on them.

A few grew up in their own family’s motorcycle businesses; some came into building when they were older, eventually starting their own commercial shops. Others still have day jobs and work on their bikes in home garages in what waking hours they have left. But despite the different avenues that lead them into their craft, these burgeoning young builders all have one thing in common—each has proven that their generation works hard and is ready move the industry forward.

AJ Harris - North Texas Tattoo Co. & Royal Enfield of Fort Worth, TX / Royal Enfield B5 Bobber
Brad Gregory - Glenwood, IA / Deraked H-D Evo Chopper
Chris Graves - Harley-Davidson, Milwaukee, WI / 1959 H-D Stroker Panhead Chopper
Christopher Milanowski - New Berlin, WI / 1942 H-D WLA Hotrod
Christian Newman - Buffalo, NY / Stainless 1940 H-D Knucklehead Chopper
Cristian Sosa, Sosa Metalworks, Las Vegas, NV / BMW R NineT LSR Inspired
Dalton Walker - Split Image Kustoms, Hanford, CA
Dan Riley - Gunn Design, Burnsville, MN / Soulfuel BMW NineT
Duran Morley - Roland Sands Design, Los Alamitos, CA / 1952 H-D K-model Scrambler
Dustin Maybin - Eastern Rod & Chopper, Hendersonville, NC / 127" Evo All-Metal Bagger
Giuseppe Carucci - South Garage Motor Co., Milano, Italy
J. Shia - Madhouse Motors, Boston, MA / 1971 BSA A65 Cafe Racer
Jake Cutler - Barnstorm Cycles, Spencer, MA / 93" S&S Knucklehead
Jay Donovan, Baresteel design, Victoria BC Canada / 1976 Yamaha XS-650
Jesse Srpan - Raw Iron Choppers, Chardon, OH / 2017 S&S 124” Evo Chopper
Jody Perewitz - Perewitz Cyclefab, Bridgewater, MA / 1963 H-D Scat/Hummer Mini-Bagger
Joe Lingley - Live Free Cycle Sales, Epping, NH / 1937 H-D 80" UH Flathead Chopper
Johnny Branch - Branch engineering, Wildomar, CA / 1949 H-D Panhead chopper
Jordan Dickinson - Union Speed and Style, Monticello, MN / H-D Knucklehead Bobber
Justin McNeely - Hooked On Speed Cycles, Jackson, MO / H-D Shovelhead Chopper
Karlee Cobb - Klock Werks, Mitchell, SD / 2016 Indian Scout Chopper
Len Kodlin - Fred Kodlin Murdercycles, Borken, Germany / 2016 H-D 750 Street Custom
Matt Harris - 40Cal Customs. Alcoa, TN / 1929 Harley-Davidson JD “Speedster"
Matt Olsen - Carl's Cycle, Aberdeen, SD / HD Knucklehead
Matt McManus - Carolina Classic Cycle, Indian Land, SC / 1942 H-D Knucklehead
Matt Walksler - Period Modified, Waynesville, NC / 1929 H-D JDH Cut Down Racer
Max Hazan - Hazan Motorworks, Venice, CA / 2005 Supercharged KTM Boardtracker
Nick Beaulieu - Forever Two Wheels, Windham, ME / Old School H-D Evo Chopper
Nick Pensabene - Mad Pen Cycles, Edgewater, FL / 1974 H-D Shovelhead Chopper
Nikki MartinRoys Toys Customs, Centennial, CO / 1999 H-D EVO Chopper
Paul Miller - PanicRev Customs, Calgary, Canada / 1972 Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker
Peter and Michael Muller, Federal Moto. Chicago, IL / 1983 Honda CX650C Supermoto/Supermotard
Ryan Stephen - Freestyle Supermoto, Racine, WI / 2014 KTM 690 Duke Custom
Savannah rose - Viola, WI / Rigid H-D Evo (S&S Cycle, Inc. Top End) Sportster Chopper
Steve Dietzman - Studio Cycles, Milwaukee, WI / H-D Shovelhead Chopper
Taco Rodriguez - Taco Kustoms, Daytona Beach, FL / 1962 H-D Retro Panhead Chopper
Terence Musto - Fabbro Industries, LLC., Voorheesville, NY / 1966 H-D Chopper with Integrated Suspension
Zach and Jake Hindes - Prism Motorcycles and Supply, Charlotte, NC / 1948 H-D Panhead Chopper.
Zach Johnson - Kendall Johnson Customs, Winston-Salem, NC / 1989 H-D FXR Custom
Zach Ness - Arlen Ness Motorcycles, Dublin, CA

In addition to the custom motorcycles on display, you’ll have the opportunity to take in complementary 2-dimensional art hanging throughout the hall alongside each motorcycle.

Alex Hamilton - Prescott Valley, AZ / Biltwell Inc. Helmet Painting
Amy Hood - Hoodzpah Design Co., Newport, CA / Linocuts
Andy Cunningham - Portland, OR / Graphic Illustration and Biltwell Helmet Painting
Brenden Parsons - East Brookfield, MA / Biltwell Helmet Painting
Carter Asmann - Carlsbad, CA / Pencil illustration
Christina Platis - Ace of Hearts Tattoo, Long Beach, CA / Biltwell Helmet Painting
Cory Jarmin - San Francisco, CA / Ink on Paper
Narihiko "Heeko" Kumagae - Long Beach, CA / Photography
Jody Perewitz - Perewitz Cycle Fabrication. Bridgewater, MA / Biltwell Helmet Painting
Josh Kurpius - Milwaukee, WI / Photography
Kayla Koeune - Inferno Art Studio, Longmont, CO / Oil Paintings, Pen and Ink and Biltwell Helmet Painting
Mikey "Revolt” Arnold - Lowbrow Customs. Medina, OH / Photography
Samson Hatae - Thousand Oaks, CA / Photography
Taylor Schultz - Schultz Designz, Windsor, CA / Biltwell Helmet Painting

In addition, the exhibit will include a Biltwell helmet display with 10 artists each painting one helmet.

Don’t miss the one-time opportunity to get up close and personal with this incredible collection of motorcycles and art at the Buffalo Chip Event Center, because once the Sturgis Rally is over, it will never be seen again!



While in Italy, Kentucky Kid, Nicky Hayden 35, dies from bicycle injuries

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 Another Motorcycle Racer Gone to Soon

While in Italy for a May 17th Superbike championship race, Nicky Hayden 35, was involved in a bicycle/car accident that left him severely injured and in ICU suffering from "serious cerebral damage."  With his family at his side he passed away five days later in the intensive care unit at Cesena's Maurizio Bufalini Hospital.   The hospital has released a statement concerning Hayden's death. The statement reads: "The medical college has confirmed the death of the patient Nicholas Patrick Hayden, recovering from Wednesday May 17 in a hospital intensive care unit of Cesena Bufalini as a result of serious multiple injuries occurred on that date."

Hayden was in his 13th season, riding for the Red Bull Honda Team as number 69.  He won the MotoGP championship in 2006.

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"It is with great sadness that Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team has to announce that Nicky Hayden has succumbed to injuries suffered during an incident while riding his bicycle last Wednesday.Nicky passed away at 19:09 CEST this evening at Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy.  His fiancé Jackie, mother Rose and brother Tommy were at his side.  Throughout his career Nick's professionalism and fighting spirit was greatly valued and carried him to numerous successes, including his childhood dream of being crowned MotoGP World Champion with Honda in 2006. As well as being a true champion on the track, Nicky was a fan favorite off it due to his kind nature, relaxed demeanor, and the huge smile he invariably carried everywhere.  Nothing says more about Nicky's character than the overwhelming response expressed by fellow racers and his legions of fans over the past few days. Jackie and his family are truly grateful for the countless prayers and well wishes for Nicky.  The Kentucky Kid will be sorely missed by all that ever had the pleasure of meeting him or the privilege to see him race a motorcycle around a track, be it dirt or asphalt.The racing world says goodbye to one of its dearest sons. Rest in peace Nicholas Nicky Patrick Hayden.

Statement from Tommy Hayden

On behalf of the whole Hayden family and Nicky's fiancé Jackie I would like to thank everyone for their messages of support “ it has been a great comfort to us all knowing that Nicky has touched so many people's lives in such a positive way. Although this is obviously a sad time, we would like everyone to remember Nicky at his happiest riding a motorcycle. He dreamed as a kid of being a pro rider and not only achieved that but also managed to reach the pinnacle of his chosen sport in becoming World Champion. We are all so proud of that.Apart from these public memories, we will also have many great and happy memories of Nicky at home in Kentucky, in the heart of the family. We will all miss him terribly. It is also important for us to thank all the hospital staff for their incredible support they have been very kind. With the further support of the authorities in the coming days we hope to have Nicky home soon."

Nickey 2016

Tip 2 - May is Motorcycle Safety Month

TIP #2  Swerving or Turning Quickly

Sometimes you may not have enough room to stop, even if you use both brakes properly. An object may appear suddenly in your lane.  Or the car ahead might have to stop suddenly.  The only way to avoid a crash may be to turn sharply or swerve around it.  A swerve is any quick change in direction.  It can be two quick turns, or a rapid shift to one side or another.  Apply a small amount of hand pressure to the handgrip located on the side of your intended direction of escape. This will cause your motorcycle to lean quickly.  The sharper the turn, the more the motorcycle must lean.

Keep your body upright and allow the motorcycle to lean in the direction of the turn while keeping your knees against the tank and your feet firmly on the pegs.  Allow the motorcycle to move underneath you.  Make your escape route the target of your vision.  Press on the opposite handgrip once you've passed the obstacle to return to your original direction of travel.  To swerve to the left, press the left handgrip, then press the right to recover.  To swerve to the right, press right, then left. If you have to brake, do it separately from swerving.  Brake before or after swerving “ never while you're swerving.



SOURCE: Motorcycle Safety Foundation

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Spine Injuries Lower, Not Higher with use of Motorcycle Helmet

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5 Year Study - Dr. Nathaniel Brooks, MD

We came across an interesting Level 1 Trauma Center study that involved 1064 patients being cared for motorcycle spinal injuries from 2010 to 2015. Senior author, Nathaniel Brooks, MD an associated professor of neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health co-authored this study with 2 others. 

The 5 year study showed that wearing a helmet significantly lowered the likelihood of cervical spinal injury.  Ironically this study was done in Wisconsin, a state that does not require the use motorcycle helmets by law.  We have attached a You Tube video From New 3 in Madison and the original article from Medscape Contributor Nancy Melville.   The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA) yearly conducts research on helmet use; HERE is their latest from 2015. The debate continues.

You Tube courtesy of NEWS 3 in Wisconsin.

This below article is from Medscape Coverage from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2017 Annual Meeting 

Spine Injuries Lower, Not Higher, With Motorcycle Helmet

Nancy A. Melville | May 04, 2017

LOS ANGELES ” Contrary to lingering speculation by some of a link between motorcycle helmet use and cervical spine injury, a 5-year review of motorcycle crashes at a level 1 trauma center shows reduced” not increased” cervical spine injuries associated with helmet use.

"While our study does not explain mechanisms, the results show a significant association between wearing a helmet and a reduction in the risk of cervical spine injury," senior author, Nathaniel Brooks, MD, an associate professor of neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, told Medscape Medical News.

Despite substantial evidence of helmets protecting against head injuries and deaths in motorcycle crashes, resistance against helmet laws persists, with arguments including limitations of inherent freedom, restriction of vision and hearing, and the theoretical claim of an increased risk for spine injuries due to biomechanics related to the helmet.

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To better evaluate the role of helmets in cervical spine injury in motorcycle crashes, Dr Brooks and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of all patients treated at the University of Wisconsin Hospital's level 1 trauma center following motorcycle accidents from January 2010 to January 2015.

The results were presented here at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2017 Annual Meeting.

 Of 1064 patients identified, 735 (69.1%) were not wearing helmets and 329 (30.9%) were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

Patients who were not wearing helmets had significantly higher rates of cervical spine fractures (10.8%) compared with helmeted riders (4.3%; odds ratio [OR], 2.28; P < .001).

Other outcomes that were also worse for un-helmeted patients included the injury severity score, which was lower for helmeted riders (9.63 ± 8.52) than for un-helmeted riders (13.8 11.5; P < .0001), and un-helmeted riders had longer hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) lengths of stay (both P < .001).

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The incidence of fractures of the C1 and C5 vertebrae were significantly lower among those wearing helmets (P = .04 and P = .01, respectively), as were injuries that were ligamentous (P = .04), and there were no statistical differences in the incidence of thoracic or lumbar fractures between the two groups.

"Our findings showed helmet use to be associated with decreased mortality, shorter ICU length of stay and shorter hospital length of stay," first author, Paul Page, MD, a neurosurgery resident at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, said in presenting the findings at the meeting.

Among previous studies proposing cervical spine risk linked to helmet use was research  published in 1986, describing a head-neck injury "trade-off" associated with use of motorcycle helmets, and suggesting that while "helmets reduce the severity of head injuries, past a critical impact speed, helmets increase the severity of neck injuries."

Numerous studies since then have looked at the issue and shown no similar link with cervical spine injury. They include one multicenter study looking at different types of helmets ” full coverage and partial coverage ” which concluded that both types significantly reduced the risk for cervical spine injury compared with not wearing a helmet.

 The authors of that study, which evaluated 5225 patients sustaining head injuries in motorcycle crashes in Taiwan between 2000 and 2009, concluded that the helmet design may have played a protective role.
 "Wearing full-coverage and partial-coverage helmets significantly reduced the risk of cervical spine injury among head injury patients following motorcycle crashes," they concluded. "This effect may be due to the smooth surface and hard padding materials of helmet."
Dr Brooks noted that a host of additional factors in addition to not wearing a helmet, such as speed or blood alcohol levels, could represent important variables in the risk for cervical spine injury in a motorcycle crash, but in terms of sheer numbers, the study shows reduced rates with helmet use.
"We can't say why, and the study does not show causation [of not wearing a helmet with cervical spine injury], but just in looking at the numbers from a level 1 trauma center, we see that patients wearing helmets have lower rates of these types of injuries than un-helmeted riders."
 The authors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 
 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) 2017 Annual Meeting. Abstract 693. Presented April 24, 2017.
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Global Super-sport Motorcycle Market Driven by the Increasing Number of Racing Events

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The global super-sport motorcycle market is projected to grow to 0.9 million units by 2021, at a CAGR of nearly 11% over the forecast period, according to Technavio's latest report.

Global super-sport motorcycle market is projected to reach 0.9 million units by 2021, posting a CAGR of nearly 11%.

In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global super-sport motorcycle market for 2017-2021. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

Super-sport motorcycles are racing motorcycles that are intended to be street legal by their manufacturers. These motorcycles are typically light and nimble and usually have full body plastic faring. The increasing number of racing events across various geographies are steadily improving the adoption rates of super-sport motorcycles.

Technavio's research study segments the global super-sport motorcycle market into the following regions:

  • Europe
  • Americas
  • APAC

Super-sport motorcycle market in Europe

Europe dominated the super-sport motorcycle market in 2016, holding over 55% of the overall shares. Its total shares are expected to increase through the forecast period, driven by rising adoption to support the strong racing culture in the region, says Siddharth Jaiswal, a lead analyst at Technavio for automotive manufacturing research.

In 2016, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and the UK were the leading revenue contributors to the super-sport motorcycle market in Europe. Premium sports motorcycle manufacturers such as BMW Motorrad, Ducati, MV Agusta, and Triumph are centered in the region, which also boosts the market growth.

Super-sport motorcycle market in the Americas

The number of super-sport motorcycles in the Americas is expected to be over 220,000 by 2021. The US and Canada dominate the revenue generation for the market in the region, with baby boomers comprising the leading consumers for super-sport motorcycles. The increasing need for stability and comfort in these motorcycles are resulting in the launch of new vehicles to the market, creating new revenue streams. The presence of top vendors, such as Honda and Kawasaki, and a strong racing culture drives the adoption of motorcycles in the US.

Super-sport motorcycle market in APAC

APAC is projected to showcase a CAGR of nearly 15% through the forecast period, establishing itself as the fastest-growing segment of the market. The emergence of favorable environmental factors, rising disposable incomes, and consumer pull will drive the growth of the market segment, says Siddharth.

China and India dominate the super-sport motorcycle market in APAC. Japan, Australia, and New Zealand have been showing impressive adoption of these vehicles in the past few years, which has been attracting various players to these markets. Prominent racing series, such as All Japan Road Race Championship, are also significantly impacting the regional segment.

The top vendors in the global super-sport motorcycle market highlighted in the report are:

  • Yamaha Motor Company
  • Kawasaki
  • Honda
  • Ducati

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About Technavio

Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. The company develops over 2000 pieces of research every year, covering more than 500 technologies across 80 countries. Technavio has about 300 analysts globally who specialize in customized consulting and business research assignments across the latest leading edge technologies.

Technavio analysts employ primary as well as secondary research techniques to ascertain the size and vendor landscape in a range of markets. Analysts obtain information using a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches, besides using in-house market modeling tools and proprietary databases. They corroborate this data with the data obtained from various market participants and stakeholders across the value chain, including vendors, service providers, distributors, resellers, and end-users.

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Panama City, Flordia - Eat My Pastry is a Winner!

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Our cheap eats pick in Panama City, Florida is Eat My Pastry which is located at 280 S Highway 79, Panama City Beach, FL 32413.
Eat my Pastry | Cod or Haddock Fish & Chips

This authentic British Pub is pumping out great fish fry's, chips, shepherds pie and banger's mash.  If British food doesn't' tickle your fancy then the burgers are mouthwatering choices that will keep you coming back.  Lamb, Duck, Bison, Beef and Turkey what more do you need?

Shepherd's Pie | Eat My Pastry


Meat is hand formed, deboned, beef is brisket & tri-tip.

Homemade: batter, chips, fresh vegetables & ingredients in pasty's, pastry made from scratch.

What's the premium cheese? 15 yr old aged Irish cheddar used in potato cheese & onion and chicken bacon cheese & tomato pasties.

Malt vinegar: made in house with pure malt extract vinegar.

What is the most traditional?  Cornish is steak potato onion rutabaga, seasoned with salt & pepper.

Weight on burgers is a juicy hardy size; 1/2 pound.

Banger's Mash | Eat My Pastry


Check out their Menu HERE.



Dual Touring Saddle for 2014-2017 Indian Chief models

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Innovation at its finest - The Corbin Advantage

FIRE & ICE | Dual Touring saddle for 2014-2017 Indian Chief models



Hollister, CA - Another Corb-innovation! This newest version of our extremely popular Dual Touring saddle is the World's first production Heated AND Cooled motorcycle saddle*. That's right, Corbin was first to bring the luxury of heated seating to your motorcycle and now we've created an option for relief of your burnin' bum during the Summer months. Like all Corbin break through innovations, this system is designed for simple installation and is fully self contained in the saddle.

Our new Dual Touring saddle is the perfect blend of form and function for the new Chief models. As always, we've maximized the seating area and positioned the rider bucket in the sweet spot to offer the best possible ergonomics and long range comfort.

Corbin Seat with Truck view

Sculpted seating platforms conform to the shape of your body to give more square inches of even support and eliminate hot spots and pressure on your tailbone.

NOTE: This version of Corbin's Dual Touring Saddle is designed to work with two Corbin backrests or our Tourbox, but will not work with the Indian sissy-bar or Roadmaster trunk.

Click HERE for a Dual Tour saddle that will work with the sissy-bar.

About Fire & Ice:

Ever hear of the Peltier Effect? If so, you've probably already figured out the basics of how the Corbin Fire & Ice system works. With just a couple of fans and some clever application we can include both heat and cool in the same saddle without pumps, compressors or fluids. It should be noted the cooling effect is affected by ambient temperature. In our samples the room temperature was 74 degrees and it took just a few minutes to cool the seating surfaces down to a chilly 63 degrees. In our continued tests, the system quickly cooled the surface 10-15 degrees below ambient temperature. On the heat side we thermostatically set it to top out at approximately 110 degrees.

Fit, form, function, and comfort that is truly a wonder of the ages for the motorcycle industry. PROUDLY Made in the U.S.A.

Corbin Seat with Truck view
Corbin Passenger seat view

Corbin Touring comfort


Harley-Davidson and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Partner

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Harley-Davidson reveals Custom Motorcycles with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

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MILWAUKEE | Harley-Davidson has partnered with Sailor Jerry's and is giving away over two dozens customized motorcycles as part of a multi-year partnership between the two companies.

Today, May 2nd, 2017 at the Harley-Davidson Museum these bikes will be revealed and will tour around the country throughout the summer.

"This partnership between Sailor Jerry and Harley-Davidson was such a no brainer. These two iconic Americana brands really make sense to come together," said Ashley Marsh, a brand ambassador for Sailor Jerry's. "Between the artistic-ness (sic) of Norman Sailor Jerry Collins and the straight art and freedom of Harley-Davidson."

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Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, created to honor the father of American old school tattooing, Norman Sailor Jerry Collins, has aligned with the iconic, American Harley-Davidson Motor Company for a multi-year partnership. To commemorate the kick-off of the partnership, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will be unveiling a series of twenty-two customized Harley-Davidson motorcycles designed by high profile artists and visionaries from around the United States including Harley-Davidson's own Styling Team, at a celebration this spring.

This 360-partnership will come to life in bars, restaurants, Harley-Davidson dealerships and joint celebrations around the country. Consumers can expect a series of shared events and moments from the two iconic brands, leading up to Harley-Davidson's 115th Anniversary in 2018.

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The first official venture together is the series of customized motorcycles created by acclaimed artists from around the country. The participating artists include a range of innovators with backgrounds in tattoo design, mural paintings, street art and automotive design. Acclaimed tattoo artists Jonathan Valena aka JonBoy, Oliver Peck, and Megan Woznicki aka Megan Massacre have designed a selection of bikes as well as popular Miami-based muralists, Alexander Mijares, celebrated automotive designer, Michael BuckWild Ramirez and artist Amour Supreme. Each artist was tasked with interpreting the infamous flash art style of Norman Sailor Jerry Collins into their unique motorcycle design. Members of the Harley-Davidson Styling Team round out the group of artists and use their deep knowledge of Harley-Davidson history to inspire their unique designs.

The motorcycles will be unveiled in a celebration at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on May 2, 2017 that will be open to consumers and include exciting festivities for all attendees. Following the celebrations, these bikes will not become a part of the exhibit, but instead be available for viewing around the United States all summer 2017 at liquor retailers, Sailor Jerry's Fleet Week New York celebrations, at the Harley-Davidson Museum and more. Fans of Harley-Davidson and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum will have a chance to win a motorcycle through a sweepstakes program kicking off on May 15, 2017. There will be twenty-two total bikes available to win. To enter, participants can CLICK HERE and can receive additional information on the sweepstakes.

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Between our shared American roots, values and traditions, collaborating with Harley-Davidson is an exciting and natural fit, said Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Senior Brand Manager Josh Hayes. Harley-Davidson shares Sailor Jerry's genuine Americana values for freedom and living outside the lines. With Harley-Davidson, we look forward to a long partnership that celebrates our shared brand beliefs.

The collaboration of these two Americana-steeped brands is a true testament to their rich histories of honoring the traditional values, passions and purposes of the men for whom they are named. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Norman Collins dedicated his life honing the art of tattooing out of his shop on Hotel Street in Honolulu. Collins shop became the must-stop destination for sailors on their shore-leave. His unique flash-art style started a movement that still inspires artists today. Harley-Davidson, named after founders William S. Harley, Arthur Davidson, William A. Davidson and Walter Davidson, has become an American icon since its founding in 1903. Since its first motorcycle, Harley-Davidson has been dedicated to fulfilling dreams of personal freedom “ from exceptional custom experiences, innovative products and precise manufacturing. Together, these two brands are excited to begin a partnership that combines their joint passions and values.

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Harley-Davidson are all about freedom of expression and customization, whether that is expressed by a Norman Collins tattoo or a bike, said Scott Beck, Harley-Davidson Director of Marketing.  We are struck by the natural ties Sailor Jerry has to the motorcycle culture.

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The three Harley-Davidson models used in this program are:

  • Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight: With its bulldog stance, fat front tire and narrow profile, the Forty-Eight exudes bare-boned attitude. A new seat, mag wheels, and wider 49mm forks and adjustable rear suspension provide an even more muscular, comfortable ride. The iconic 2.1 gallon peanut tank sports 70s inspired graphics and floating brake rotors and blacked out slotted exhaust add to the fresh new look.
  • Harley-Davidson Iron 883: Bare-knuckle minimalism and garage-built style featuring bullet design detailing, straight cut mufflers, a low drag-style handlebar, front fork gaiters, chopped rear fender and a solo tuck and roll seat. All new adjustable rear shocks and front cartridge forks provide stability and comfort. The Iron 883 is a nimble urban machine that kicks asphalt.
  • Harley-Davidson Roadster: With a profile reminiscent of racing Sportster motorcycles from the 1950s and 1960s, Roadster joins Harley's Dark Custom lineup with a minimalist design inspired by classic models and current trends in stripped-down custom bikes. A rider's bike, the Harley-Davidson Roadster boasts premium suspension components and a balanced, athletic stance that connects the rider to the road.

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About William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the global premium spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distils some of the world's leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world's most awarded single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world's third largest blended Scotch, Grant's®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick's® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® Blended Malt Scotch Whisky and Drambuie® Scotch Liqueur.

William Grant & Sons has been honored as Distiller of the Year by the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition and International Spirits Challenge 11 times over the past 16 years.

Founded in 1964, William Grant & Sons USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. and features one of the fastest growing spirits portfolios in the USA with brands including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick's Gin, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, Drambuie, Milagro Tequila, Grant's, Hudson Whiskey, Gibson's Finest, Monkey Shoulder, Clan MacGregor, Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Montelobos Mezcal, Ancho Reyes, Flor de Ca Rum, Art In The Age, The Knot and Raynal French Brandy. For more information on the company and its brands, please visit HERE.

About Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum was created to honor Norman Sailor Jerry Collins, a Navy vet who built his rep inking soldiers and sailors in WWII-era Honolulu where he established his legendary tattoo parlor and himself as the undisputed father of American old school tattooing. Crafted in the traditional Navy way by William Grant & Sons, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is bold and smooth, with hints of caramel and vanilla. Just like the man who inspired it, this 92 proof rum speaks for itself and holds itself to the traditional values and standards of craftsmanship that Norman Collins espoused. Made in America from Caribbean Rum and blended with spices including ginger, cinnamon, clove and vanilla, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is an exceptionally smooth drink with an ABV of 46%. From the liquid itself to the packaging, every detail of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum stays true to the vision of Norman Sailor Jerry Collins. For more information, visit HERE or follow TWITTER and FACEBOOK.

About Harley-Davidson

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit


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Strider Bikes is the Best Way to Teach Toddlers to Ride

Biker InCite® | May 1, 2017 | Strider Press Release

Its National Bike Month and Strider Bikes Still Trump Tricycles

10 years & 1.6 Million Bikes Sold; S.D. Gov Proclaims May 9 World Strider Day

Rapid City, S.D. (May 1, 2017) May is National Bike Month, and since 2007, Strider Balance Bikes have trumped tricycles as the best way to teach toddlers to ride. Strider Sports, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of children's no-pedal balance bikes, is celebrating 10 years in business and over 1.6 million Strider Bikes sold with several global consumer contests and the designation of Tuesday, May 9 as World Strider Day.

The Governor of South Dakota, Dennis Daugaard, has proclaimed May 9 as World Strider Day to recognize the importance of inspiring healthy activities for very young children. In the Proclamation, the Governor also cites Strider's contribution to teaching children as young as 18 months how to ride on two wheeled bicycles. The Strider Story video shares how and why Strider Bikes have changed lives:

Strider distributors in over 75 countries are encouraging Strider Bike riding families to submit photos of young children riding Strider Bikes, using #WorldStriderDay on Instagram and Twitter. Strider Sports is encouraging fans to check out its Facebook  prior to May 9 to learn how they can win one of ten Limited Edition Gold 10th Anniversary STRIDER® 12 Custom Balance Bikes to help celebrate this special day and year.

May 9 was selected because it is the birthday of Bode McFarland, the son of founder and company President, Ryan McFarland and original Strider Bike rider.

Additional contests and celebrations are planned throughout 2017, including a Birthday Bash on August 26 in Main Street Square, Rapid City, S.D. Continue to watch Strider's Facebook throughout the year for more opportunities to win Strider gear and to participate in fun events.

Top 10 Strider Milestones

2007: Strider Sports founded in Rapid City, S.D.

2009: First bikes distributed outside North America; starts in Japan “ now sold in 75+ countries

2011: First Strider World Championship Race – now dozens of races taking place around the world

2013: First Strider Education Class

2014: Strider Rider Fund launches “ $850,000+ donated to date

2014: Strider awarded Interbike's Next Generation Award

2015: Participation in Special Olympics World Games Torch Run

2015: Strider sells 1 millionth bike “ now 1.6M+ sold

2016: Launch of Strider Custom Realtree Bike and Strider Rocking Base

2017: S.D. Governor declares May 9 as World Strider Day

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children age 18 months - 5, and for older riders with balance and coordination challenges. Strider's mission is to simplify a bike, so proper size and weight combine to eliminate fear of riding and instill confidence. Strider Bikes allow riders to learn balance, leaning and steering; thus eliminating the need for tricycles or training wheels. Founded in 2007 in Rapid City, S.D., Strider has sold over 1.6 million bikes and is distributed in over 75 countries. It has donated over $850,000 through its Rider Fund. Visit, Facebook or Instagram.