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THIS YEAR IS STREET CHOPPER'S 40TH ANNIVERS
Over the four decades this magazine has existed, it has both set the standard and pushed the envelope on just what a chopper is, From early garage-built long bikes to bobbers and hundred-thousand-dollar builds, we have certainly covered what a true street chopper has evolved into since the very beginning.
Like a fine wine, or better yet, a garage-find Panhead, we get better with age. This Fall issue follows the same core concepts we established 40 years ago: provide our readers nothing but the finest bikes built with soul and pride, educate with quality and informative tech pieces, and engage with amazing photography.
Speedway was the place to be. All the major motorcycle manufacturers were there like Harley-Davidson, Victory, Big Bear Choppers, Big Dog, and Triumph. The major manufacturers provided demo rides to any licensed rider on their new motorcycle models. Harley-Davidson set a record with over 2,030 test rides in one day on 104 bikes. It was a lot but when we asked the test riders in the line, we were told the wait was not long at all. If you were at the track on Friday, the Daytona 200 had provided excitement on the pavement and Saturday the Super Cross was kicking up the dirt on the infield. There was also Flat Track racing at the New Smyrna Speedway with lots of crazy bikes ripping around the track with no brakes.
As the week went on there were a few different bike shows to check out like the Harley-Davidson Ride-In
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show on Wednesday at the Ocean Center, or the Boardwalk Bike Show on Friday, and the Rats Hole Bike Show on Saturday at the water park.
Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona just keeps getting bigger and bigger as the worlds largest H-D dealership in the world. Alongside the dealership is the J&P Cycles Super Store. Once you walk through the doors you can see why, anything in the catalog seemed to be on the shelves. One other hot spot that has outgrown its space is Willy's Tropical Tattoo Ride-In bike show on Thursday. The parking lot had so many bikes and people, you could hardly walk though the lot to see all the details on all the bikes truly parked elbow-to-asshole. But it was
We ve been known to take a few design risks over the years and as you car see. we're at it again with the crazy new Villain! What you see before you is one of those polarizing designs that, lets face it, you either love or hate. Regardless of your opinion, hopefully all will at least appreciate it [or its total originality. Rather than bore you with more words - take a good long look at the pictures. If you dig it, believe us when we say, it's going to get attention!
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