Kuryakyn, Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Bagger a Smash at Donnie Smith

Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Street Glide

Kuryakyn and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip kicked off the Midwest’s biggest bike show with a bang, debuting the 2017 Rock, Rumble & Rebellion signature build in front of a packed house at the 30th annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show.

Representing seven days of electrifying racing in August at the Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede, the sleek, industrial appearance of the 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide strikes a balance of refinement and straight-up rawness.

“As an aftermarket company, we were honored to take on the challenge of representing the Buffalo Chip’s 35th anniversary last year with a bike build,” said Holger Mohr, Kuryakyn President. “As enthusiasts first and foremost, this year’s focus of bringing racing back to the Chip is equally exciting for us. The Kuryakyn design team came up with an authentic race theme that truly embodies the ‘rumble’ in Rock, Rumble and Rebellion. There’s no better way to introduce our newest products to core Kuryakyn customers, and we’re proud to do it alongside the Buffalo Chip on the biggest stage in the motorcycle industry.”

One of the main focal points on the purpose-built bagger is the freshly reimagined Hypercharger ES air cleaner. Symbolizing the evolution of one of Kuryakyn’s most iconic products, the Hypercharger ES features a radical new design with state-of-the-art electronic throttle response butterfly engagement. The integrated servomotor actuates the butterflies with every twist of the throttle, creating an interactive experience with the motorcycle that’s unlike anything available.

Additionally, more than 35 Kuryakyn accessories are featured on the build including select pieces from the new Mesh and Riot collections, as well as the soon-to-be-released Precision line of engine chrome for the Milwaukee-Eight. Renowned custom shop Gilby’s Street Dept. of River Falls, Wis., laid down a monochromatic race-inspired paint theme that marries everything together to create a cohesive push-pull of mechanical grit and class.

”The 2017 Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bike created by Kuryakyn truly captures the free spirit the biker community brings to the Chip every year,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “The exhilaration of racing, the intensity of the concerts and the pure joy of the ride are represented in the power and beauty of this custom. Kuryakyn really hit it out of the park again.”

The build sheet also includes a host of familiar names including Jim Nasi Customs (Kuryakyn Signature Series Dash Console), a handmade custom-designed Mustang Seat, “Formula” wheels (21” front, 18” rear) and rotors from Performance Machine, “Razorback” Drag Bars from FMB Choppers, and “Milano” inverted front suspension from Italian-based manufacturer ODC.

The Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger will be featured in Issue #352 of American Iron Magazine!

The Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger will be featured in Issue #352 of American Iron Magazine!

The Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bike will be hitting the road and participating in various rides and events scheduled on Kuryakyn’s 2017 rally tour. Official media partner American Iron Magazine will also feature the custom Street Glide in issue #352, which hits newsstands on July 18.

Following the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 36th year of music, motorcycles and revelry held Aug. 4-12, the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Street Glide will be offered for private sale. Anyone interested in purchasing the bike may call the Sturgis Buffalo Chip at 605-347-9000.

S&S to Debut 165 HP Dyna for Buffalo Chip’s 10th Legends Ride at Donnie Smith

Sturgis Buffalo Chip to unveil power-hungry one-off custom motorcycle at the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show March 25.

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride S&S Cycle, Inc. is debuting a 165-170 horsepower performance-styled Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider custom to be auctioned in support of the milestone event that kicks off in Deadwood, SD on Aug. 7. The fully customized Low Rider, designed to look and feel every bit a “muscle bike,” will be unveiled on Saturday, March 25 at 12:15 p.m. at the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show in the St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minn.

As the uncontested aftermarket leader in V-Twin performance parts for almost six decades, S&S Cycle transformed the 2017 club-style chopper into a sleek and stylish beast powered by a T143 Black Edition engine packing 143 cubic inches and 165 horsepower to the wheel. Harnessing that extra horsepower required S&S to upgrade the transmission, clutch and primary work. To clothe the powerful machine, S&S added a Russ Wernimont FXRT style fairing some Dyna Defender bags. The piece de resistance is the hot rod inspired striped paint job, which recalls the wildly popular classic muscle car, the Shelby Cobra.

S&S Sturgis Buffalo Chip Legends Ride 10th Anniversary Dyna Low Rider S

S&S Cycle works on a 165-170 hp Dyna Low Rider that will be the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 10th Anniversary Legends Ride auction bike.

“This incredibly beautiful and powerful bike created by the masters at S&S Cycle will be going up on the auction block at the Legends Ride this August,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “It’s not only a real prize, but its sale will support the Ride, which has so far raised nearly half a million dollars for local charities including South Dakota Special Olympics and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. The top bidder is going to ride off on one incredible and unique motorcycle while feeling like a hero for supporting very worthy causes.”

To be one of the first to get a look at the 10th Anniversary Legends Ride bike, attend the official unveiling at the Donnie Smith Show on March 25. Information and photos will be posted at BuffaloChip.com after the event. The bike will be featured this summer in American Iron Magazine issue #351.

Buffalo Chip, Kuryakyn Bring Rock, Rumble & Rebellion to Donnie Smith Show

2017 Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger

The 2017 Rock, Rumble &  Rebellion bagger will be featured in Issue #352 of American Iron Magazine.

Stunning race-themed motorcycle to be unveiled and celebrated.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Kuryakyn are back at it again with a second powerful dose of “Rock, Rumble & Rebellion” to gear up for the annual August rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

“The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling” is now also the epicenter of all-things motorcycle racing, making the Sturgis Buffalo Chip the place to be for thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies. This year’s Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede showcases RSD Super Hooligan, American Flat Track Buffalo Chip TT, AMA Supermoto and the Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John, all of which will share center stage with some of the world’s top bands. To represent the festival’s hottest top-line events, Kuryakyn designed and built a one-off custom race-inspired machine to capture all the full-throttle action going down at the legendary campground.

The Grand Unveil
Together with the Buffalo Chip, Kuryakyn will pull the cover off the brand-new 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide during the 30th annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show. Media members and attendees are invited to witness the unveiling, which will take place on the show’s main floor stage at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Saturday, March 25 at 11 a.m.

“Kuryakyn has presented another absolute winner,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “The race theme and the flat-out powerful look of the new Mesh and Riot collections capture the excitement of all of the action taking place at the Chip this summer. The person who gets to own this beauty after its tour of the motorcycle event circuit this summer is going to be one lucky biker.”

Rock Rumble Rebellion logo

Following the unveil, Kuryakyn will showcase this year’s signature bike at various rides and events leading up to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 36th year of music, motorcycles and revelry Aug. 4-12.

“Once again we’re honored to represent the Sturgis Buffalo Chip through this signature bike build,” said Holger Mohr, Kuryakyn President. “Both brands personify the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion attitude. With street drag racing being one of the focuses for Rod and the Buffalo Chip team, we executed a design that balances the quintessential rawness of performance with the refinement of quality off-the-shelf Kuryakyn products. It presents the perfect medium to showcase our Crusher Performance Division, the new Mesh and Riot product collections, and also introduce the evolution of one of Kuryakyn’s most iconic products, the Hypercharger. The fact that we get to debut this bike in the Twin Cities, just a short ride from our headquarters in Somerset, makes it even more special for our team.”

More Ways to See This Bike
Pick up a copy of American Iron Magazine #352 for an in-depth look at the 2017 Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bike. American Iron (www.aimag.com) has been a leading industry publication dedicated to delivering top-quality coverage of the American-made motorcycle market since 1989.

The bike will be offered for sale as it makes appearances at various events across the country. It will be on display at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City, SD in July and will be available to go home with its new owner after appearing at the Buffalo Chip in August. Anyone interested in purchasing the bike may call the Sturgis Buffalo Chip at 605-347-9000.

Celebrities, Tattoo Expo, and Big $$ in 30th Anniversary Donnie Smith Bike Show

Donnie Smith Bike Show celebrates its 30th anniversary this year

The Donnie Smith Bike Show celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Industry celebrities, prestigious sponsors, gear-heads, artists, custom enthusiasts, and their families and friends gather to share passions, enter projects and welcome new expo to the show.

Motorcycle and car enthusiasts across the country will soon congregate at the 30th Annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show presented by Dennis Kirk to see and be seen at the largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest. In addition to motorcycles and cars, the 225,000 sq. ft. indoor event showcases a brand-new Tattoo Expo and a popular swap meet billed as the largest parts extravaganza on the planet. Right now, anyone, from amateur to pro, can enter a custom project, register to sell goods or set up a tattoo display at www.DonnieSmithBikeShow.com. All events will take place at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., March 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., March 26, 2017.

“People travel together from all over the country to enjoy the weekend, checking out award-winning cars and bikes, talking to famous builders, shopping and having a great time,” said Donnie Smith, famed customizer and show namesake. “This is a fantastic show for bikers, car fans, friends, families and kids of all ages.”

OUTRAGEOUS MOTORCYCLES
Well over half the show, 135,000 sq. ft., will be dedicated to motorcycles, paying homage to the machines that started the show in 1987. Over $7,500 in cash awards will be presented to the top baggers and customs with awards also given for best paint, display, lighting, antique, bagger, bobber, chopper, pro-street, sport bike and a judge’s choice. Some of the biggest guns in the biker world including Donnie Smith, Rod Woodruff, Kevin Baas and the Kennedy High School Chopper class, Dave and Jody Perewitz and Pat Patterson will be in attendance. The inclusionary show allows anyone to enter. Now’s the time to finish that custom and enter the bike show by filling out the entry form located here. Deadline for entry is March 10, 2017, but the show historically sells out so early entry is encouraged.

Kicker Pan at Donnie Smith Bike Show

Over $7,500 in cash awards will be presented at the 2017 Donnie Smith Bike Show.

GIGANTIC SWAP MEET
The parts extravaganza, which covers nearly an acre, is a huge attraction. This is an opportunity to find missing parts and get those bikes and cars ready for the road this spring. Cruising season is just around the corner. It’s a motorcycle part pickers paradise.

ATTENTION-GETTING CAR SHOW
The car show has been experiencing significant growth and offers 16 classes in 2017 including Vintage, Antique, Hot Rods and Rat Rods. All makes and models of cars and trucks are accepted with $5,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded. Entry deadline is March 15, 2017, and the form can be found here.

NEW TATTOO EXPO
New this year, the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show is offering a Tattoo Expo. The event will expose new talent, showcase proven artists and provide enthusiasts with a gathering place to share their love for this enduring art form. The Tattoo Expo will be located in the upper level of the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Those interested in reserving a booth for the Tattoo Expo can find the exhibitor form here. Space is expected to sell out quickly.

SPECIAL HAPPY HOUR AND LIVE MUSIC
A special happy hour party with live music by Corey Stevens, a blues-based rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, will take place in the RiverCentre on Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join your friends and make some new ones as you relax and discuss the show.

NATIONAL SPONSORS
Blue chip brands and major industry players are supporting the show in 2017 including presenting sponsor Dennis Kirk, GEICO Motorcycle, Budweiser, Lucas Oil, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Metzeler Tires as well as flagship industry brands S & S Cycle, Kuryakyn, House of Kolor, Magnaflow and many others.

TICKETS
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.

About the Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show
In its 30th 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. Additional information can be found at www.donniesmithbikeshow.com.

29th Annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show April 2-3

The Midwest’s largest custom bike and car show will kick off the new riding season April 2-3 at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The 29th annual Dennis Kirk’s Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show will offer over 200,000 square feet jam packed with some of the country’s best custom motorcycles, cars, trucks, and, free entertainment and a swap meet billed as the largest parts extravaganza on the planet. Gear-heads, enthusiasts, and their families and friends can enjoy abundant eye-candy from 35 classes of motorcycles, including baggers, choppers, retro bobbers and cruisers and 22 classes of vintage and antique cars, hot rods and rat rods.

Donnie Smith Bike Show

The 29th annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show is right around the corner, rolling into the St. Paul RiverCenter April 2-3. 

“There truly is something to see and do for everyone,” said Donnie Smith, famed customizer and show namesake. ”People travel from all over the country to enjoy the weekend, checking out award-winning cars and bikes, talking to famous builders, shopping and having a great time. St. Paul is a great community, and with all of its hotels, restaurants and bars, it’s the perfect setting for this show.”

Families and friends are encouraged to come together to share their passions for bikes and cars, discover the latest products and services and enjoy free live entertainment. The Lamont Cranston Blues Band takes the stage in the exhibit hall on Saturday, April 2, doors open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 3 doors open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Awards ceremonies for all classes will take place on Sunday, April 3 at 4 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or in person at the RiverCentre box office at 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN. Children under the age of 12 get in free. Additional information can be found at www.DonnieSmithBikeShow.com.

Donnie Smith Car Show

The 29th annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show kicks off the riding season April 2-3.

About the Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show
Dennis Kirk’s Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show is the largest custom bike and car show in the Midwest. Established in 1987 by famed customizer Donnie Smith, the show now offers 35 classes of custom motorcycles, 22 classes of cars, the largest swap meet on the planet and free entertainment. Additional information can be found at www.donniesmithbikeshow.com.