Kuryakyn Announces Sprint Signature Series Build Battle


sprint_social_media_V2Kuryakyn dealers armed with the new Sprint Signature Series by John Shope are battling it out to see who can build the “baddest” Indian® Scout. Five dealerships were enlisted to showcase their creativity in a friendly war of the wrenches, demonstrating the versatility of the Sprint Signature Series and its ability to transform Scout and Scout Sixty platforms.

The contestants are only limited by their own imagination. There are no rules regarding theme, total cost or design style. The lone requirement is that each build entry must utilize the entire Kuryakyn Sprint Signature Series by John Shope, including the Sprint Front Fender, Café Fairing, Chin Spoiler and various Sprint frame/body accents. Each participating dealer was also supplied with Crusher® Maverick Slip-Ons for use on their build.
Online public voting open now and running through Friday, February 10 will decide the winning Scout. The winning dealership will be announced on Tuesday, February 14. Fans can vote for their favorite build and learn more about the inspiration behind each design at www.kuryakyn.com/sprint-battle.
The five dealerships participating in the Sprint Signature Series Build Battle are:
•Bison Thunder Motorcycle (St. Michael, Minn.)
•Coastal Indian Victory Motorcycles (Murrells Inlet, S.C.)
•Lynnwood Motoplex (Lynnwood, Wash.)
•Rollin’ Fast Cycle Sports (East Lebanon, N.J.)
•Tytlers Cycle (De Pere, Wis.)
The Sprint collection by John Shope is the first release in the Kuryakyn Signature Series, which showcases skillfully crafted designs from top custom bike builders. The Sprint Signature Series is produced exclusively by Kuryakyn and available through its worldwide dealer and distributor network. Endless customizing options, quality construction, and easy installation with precise fitment make the Sprint collection a must-have for any custom Scout project.
Vote for your favorite build now at Kuryakyn.com

A special Friend from a Cross Country Motorcycle Ride

13650651_10104089916241894_2044655431_nI knew the minute I met this lady that she was unique, special and meant to cross paths with me. We were riding motorcycles cross country. She was super excited to ride her scooter up Pikes Peak. She had an unfortunate run in with another motorist on the way up. Robert Pandya and I were right there behind her and were able to help her out after she went down, thanks to My Medic!! After treating her minor injuries I was surprised to learn her main concern was getting her “snow girl” to the top of pikes peak for a photo. I was happy to make that happen for her. She thanked me with a ride bell. I know that ride bell kept us safe on the rest of our over 7500 mile journey. Thank you Madella, your friendship is a blessing.  It’s always a blessing to meet new friends out on the road.  14700829_10155404426624741_4014812602600474916_o14680911_10155404428354741_3346882046133439644_o14681071_10155404431979741_4414164683069237097_o

Ready for comfortable Riding Pants?

SLP_6648_As the years go on I find myself more concerned with practicality and comfort in my clothing choices. I like clothes that function when I’m working, and when I’m not working, I need clothes that are comfortable, nothing more.  So that leaves me wearing cargo pants and leggings. When I spotted GoGo Gear LA riding leggings I had to order a pair and see if they would be a comfortable and practical pair of riding pant. I asked Desiree for help in choosing my size, and was told not to freak out when she suggested size 10 would be the size I needed. She informed me their sizing runs a little small.  She nailed it! I gave her my dimensions and size 10 fit perfect!  I got to wear these riding around up in New Hampshire for Laconia Bike Week.  The leggings are comfortable, and more important the quality is outstanding. These riding pants are made of 100% Dupont Kevlar fibers. Thankfully I didn’t have to put these to the extreme test, but have read testimonials of others who have, and they were able to make out unharmed. SLP_6655_The leggings feature CE-approved removable knee protector pads, and also have two inside pockets for hip protectors, though the hip protectors are not included. They do have 2 outside front pockets, but no back pockets, which is something I found I really need.  When I ride, I carry a wallet, it’s just easier for me to keep track of those important things.  Riding around the white mountains of New Hampshire I got to put these through cool days and blazing hot sunny days. I stayed warm when it was cool, and I didn’t feel overheated when it was warm. I will mention, I tried to avoid direct sun as they are black.

I’m currently riding cross country with an amazing group of female riders on the Sister’s Centennial Ride and I noticed another rider sporting the GoGo Gear leggings. I asked her for her opinion on them. She was pretty pleased with them, and we both acknowledged that sometimes it felt like the knee pads were slipping down, but we both choked that up to “short girl” problems and agreed a belt would help that issue. As the days on this journey go one, I’m seeing more and more riders wearing these leggings and all these ladies are giving them a thumbs up.
If you have been looking for a great pair of comfortable and protective riding pants, do yourself a favor and check the GoGo Gear LA leggings out, we all agree they are a great addition to our riding gear!


Day 2 of the Sister’s Centennial Ride

SLP_5814We woke up in Brooklyn, NY this morning and rode up to Springfield, Mass.  The sisters ride started in Brooklyn to honor the official start of the Van Buren Sister’s journey, Adeline and Augusta began their ride by attending a motorcycle race there. The track they attended is no longer here, but Alisa (ride organizer) was determined to stay true to the sisters official start.  The borough of Brooklyn was so welcoming to the Sister’s Ride they set a proclamation and determined July 3rd the “Sister’s Centennial Ride Day” of Brooklyn.  As we rode along beautiful,winding New York and Connecticut roads I couldn’t help but picture those two girls doing this on 1916 Indian motorcycle’s with power plus engines. what was the top speed? What were the road conditions like? I thought about those two girls all day today, on this day we celebrate our independence, and I couldn’t help but feel admiration for their dedication to our country. If they were alive today, I know I’d be hanging out with them.  Thank you, Adeline and Augusta, you are still inspiring women today, a century later.


Sister’s Centennial Ride


July 03, 1916:  2 sisters, Adeline and Augusta Van Buren embark on a cross country trip on two Indian Motocycles (yes, that is how they were referred to back then) to prove to the United States Army that women were in fact capable of serving in the military. This was all part of the National preparedness movement taking part before WWI.
July 03, 2016:  100 years later The Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride , will honor and celebrate these female motorcycling heroines of the past, as the ride promotes the growth of women motorcyclists and the motorcycling community.
Garage-Girls are proud to be taking part on this amazing journey. Follow along as we embark on this one of a kind tribute to two very courages moto enthusiasts.