Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Chronicles: Kuryakyn & Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Bad to the Bone Bagger

Kuryakyn and The Sturgis Buffalo Chip once again collaborated to bring you the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger.

Kuryakyn and The Sturgis Buffalo Chip once again collaborated to bring you the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger.

It’s called the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger for a reason. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, home to “The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling,” has been providing the “Rock” to Sturgis rally goers for over 35 years. The tradition continues this year as Ozzy Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Doobie Brothers, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Shinedown and Blink 182 will amp up energy levels on the Wolfman Jack Stage this summer.

The “Rumble” is twofold. It starts with Kuryakyn taking a stock 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Glide and injecting it with an attitude and stance that’d be right at home at the Crazy John Street Drags that run right through the heart of the Chip’s amphitheater. From the hot rod design of its Kuryakyn Hypercharger ES Air Cleaner to its stout Crusher Maverick Slip-Ons to the sick FMB drag bars to that sweet custom seat from Mustang, the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger looks primed to grip and rip. The stripes Gilby’s Street Department artistically applied are the perfect complement to the Glide’s sporty new look.

Part two of the “Rumble” will come from the racing action taking place at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip come August. Racing roots run deep at the rally, and The Chip is doing its damnedest to keep those roots alive with its Moto Stampede. They’ve gone as far as knocking buildings down so they could build a new TT track in the middle of the amphitheater in order to host the best flat track racers in the world when American Flat Track rolls in to rip at The Chip August 6. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s the Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John we already mentioned to go along with RSD Super Hooligans, AMA Supermoto, and the Dirt Riot Off-Road Racing. To say it’s going to be nuts at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip this summer is an understatement.

Kuryakyn Hypercharger ES Air Cleaner on Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger

We don’t know about you, but we’re really digging Kuryakyn’s new Hypercharger ES Air Cleaner.

And the “Rebellion?” Kuryakyn’s been displaying a little rebellious nature lately by upping its game in the aftermarket arena with products that reflect what’s current in the industry. The Chip? The Chip’s always been a rebel, one of the few remaining bastions of unbridled biker fun. The Chip’s never been afraid to do its own thing.

American Iron is proud to be a media partner with this rebellious duo as we feature this year’s Rock, Rumble & Rebellion bagger in Issue #352 of our magazine. We’re also going to be taking an intimate look at the pieces of the puzzle that make up the whole in a series of articles online as the bike features parts that just hit the market as well as some that haven’t even been officially launched yet! We’ll also bring you conversations with people who made this project happen. Additionally we’ll let you know where you can check it out in person as it makes the rounds at rallies and various events this summer. In July it’s slated to be at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City before it heads to The Chip for another promotional stint. And you’ll want to get an up-close-and-personal look at this bike because ultimately it’s going up for sale to the highest bidder.

Until then, we leave you with this gallery of photos to whet your appetite! Keep an eye out for the next installment of the Rock, Rumble & Rebellion Chronicles coming soon.

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.