Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
Ladies and Gentlemen...Start your engines! It is that time of year again, and I have to admit, I am getting excited to see all of the bikes start rolling into Arizona from all over the United States for the 9th Annual Arizona Bike Week. As a lover of motorcycles, it is really cool seeing bikes literally every where you go for the entire 10 days. So get your bikes shined up and ready to roll, this is our time of year to showcase our State and share some time with others who share our passion.
Arizona Bike Week officially starts on Friday April 1st and runs through the 10th. And as always, on large events like this I like to get a sneak peak to see how things are going so that I can give you an accurate report of what to expect. There were a few issues last year with the layout and the ground preparation so I decided to take the trip to Rawhide on Tuesday to see how things were going. I had been informed by one of the new owners of Arizona Bike Week, Ed LeClere, that there were some positive changes that were happening this year. So I was anxious to take the nickel tour to see what we might expect for the 9th Annual ABW.
The first concern I had was the preparation of the ground at Rawhide. Most of the negative feedback I got last year was the dust and the dirt that we had to deal with in and around the venue. I was told that this year they had changed the company that did the ground treatment and that I would be pleasantly surprised with the results. They were not kidding, this new process is 100% better than last year. We drove a car around the track and there was ZERO dust. You will be impressed. Click Here for some pictures to see for yourself.
While taking my tour around the grounds it sure felt like ABW has taken a step forward in raising the bar to make ABW a contender in becoming a National marquee event. And with the endorsement of Harley-Davidson corporate as a sanctioned event this year, it is well on its' way to becoming just that.
Here are some of the highlights that I saw and what I was told:
Lack of dust - Without any predicted rain, I think the dust problem has been solved. There are plenty of treated areas to ride on in the venue and it is extremely solid. Click Here for pictures of the ground.
Tents - They have adopted the same tent look that you saw at the OCC event.
Entry - Everyone will enter from the NE corner of Williams Rd. just South of Rawhide. You can either park on that corner and walk in or ride your bike into the venue and park on the track or down below next to the vendors. A nice touch.
Exit - You will ride through the tunnel and exit on Williams Rd. You will have to turn left as you exit on Williams.
Activities: Gates open at 10:00am daily.
The Vietnam Traveling Wall will be erected on site. A 385 Ft. replica of "The Wall" will be on site and available for viewing 24/7. You will be able to walk in anytime after event hours. There will be 2 large tents with Veteran art work, memorabilia and computers so that you can look up a name and go to that section of the wall. Paper and pencils will be available to trace the name. Dedication of the wall will be at 6:00pm, Friday, April 1st at Rawhide. You can ride with Superstition HD and escort the wall to Rawhide on Thursday, March 31st. Meet at the Gila River Casino. Ride leaves at 11:00am. Click Here for details.
Handlebar Saloon - The Handlebar will get a huge makeover every night to represent the theme of the day. The first night will be "Celebrate America". If what I was told, turns out to be as good as it sounds, you won't want to miss it. It will be a celebration. Many of the other nights sounded very festive as well and will keep the Handlebar "fresh" every day. Sunday is "50's & 60's" day. There will be music every day as well as the Texas Hold'em Tournament and billiards among other events. You will also find a lot of top bands including the Marshall Tucker Band on Friday April, 1st.
Vendors - There will be 170 vendors. Among the highlights will be a test track for quads, dirt bikes, etc. by Arizona Motor Sports. This year a lot of the metric manufacturers will be there with their trailers also. Vendors will be placed all around the track as well as down below. Several custom bike builders will be displayed inside. Biker bull riding and lawnmower races will be at the track. I might even try my luck on riding a bull this year. You can also see some the big horsepower numbers at the ABW Dyno Horsepower Competition.
Auction Area - This year there will be a separate area West of the Handlebar to go and enjoy a little quieter time than in the Handlebar. They have installed some sod that will have tables and chairs, live music and refreshments. And good place to go and relax. This will be surrounded by the bikes in tents that will be up for auction. Nice idea for getting away from it all for a little while.
Outside Activities - There are several events going on around the city with Charity Rides and Dealership Events. See below for the highlights of those. When you are out riding around town, the hot spot to hit all week long is The Billet Bar with the newly remodeled Patio Bar located at 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. This place will be packed all week. And Sugar Daddy's, located at 3102 N. Scottsdale Rd. is also welcoming bikes all week. This would be a good place to stop for lunch, dinner or some refreshments on the 5000 sq. ft. patio.
Costs - $15.00 for a 10 day pass. You can get a $5.00 off coupon at the participating dealerships. Day pass April 1-3, 8-9 is $10.00 (no discount). Day pass April 4-7, 10 is $5.00 (no discount).
With the weather supposed to be in the mid 80's all week, I am expecting record crowds and participation this year. This should be a very good Arizona Bike Week. Be sure and say hi if you see myself and Mrs. C. around. See below for my review on the ABW rides and events and the Extras Column at the end for more information.
If you didn't see last week's newsletter, Click Here. I had a lot of details about ABW that you might not know. Below is a recap of some the information from last week with some minor changes.
As I see it, Arizona Bike Week is made up of 3 components. There will be the "Rev Up" parties at the participating dealerships (Arrowhead,
Buddy Stubbs, Chandler, Chosa's, and Superstition), Rides and Events every day, and entertainment, live
music, vendors and food at Rawhide and the Handlebar Saloon. What will make the Handlebar more interesting
this year is the daily changing of themes and the music to complement that. The first night kicks of with "Celebrate
Since it is impossible to do everything for ABW, you will have some decisions to make of what you want to attend. But here are a few of the rides and events that I have had experience with or that I think will be good and worth checking out.
Friday, April 1st: Theme - "Celebrate America"
* Take Friday off and visit the local dealership parties. Superstition will be having a "Ride to the Wall" at 3pm, Arrowhead and Chandler HD will be having AHDRA dragsters on display, Chosa's will be having a 20% off sale on motorclothes and Buddy Stubbs will be having their Grand Opening party all day featuring live music, displays, food, and a ride with Evel Knievel to the Marshall Tucker concert at the Handlebar.
* Miss ABW Finals Biker Wear round at 8:00pm.
* Marshall Tucker Band in concert 8:30 - 10:00pm.
* Miss ABW Finals Swimwear round at 10:00pm.
* Crowning Miss ABW at 11:30pm.
Saturday, April 2nd: Theme - "Evel Weekend"
* The AHDRA Screamin’ Eagle Arizona Bike Week Nationals races are always a good time at Firebird Intl. Raceway. Join Arrowhead and Chandler HD for an escorted charity ride to the races.
* Qualifying for the ABW Dyno Horsepower Shootout daily 10am to 1pm.
* The AZLMRA Lawn Mower Races at Rawhide. We saw this last year and it is a hoot. Never knew a lawnmower could go so fast. Racing begins at 7:00pm.
* Freebird, The Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band from 9:30pm - 11:00pm.
Sunday, April 3rd: Theme - "50's & 60's"
* 2nd Annual Discovery Ride. A great ride throughout the Arizona Desert to Grand Canyon HD in Mayer. Answer Arizona trivia questions for prizes.
* Run With the Chiefs. A really nice evening ride through the Tonto National Forest to Cyclefest.
* Screamin’ Eagle Arizona Bike Week Nationals Pro eliminations 12:30pm.
* Trifecta Custom Bike Show and Blowout. This is always a popular event at the Steelhorse Saloon. Live music featuring 7 bands. Gates open at 10am.
* Sugar Daddy's Party on Scottsdale Rd. Starting at 10am with their delicious Sunday Brunch, Custom Bike Showdown and live music on the patio. Then the party starts at 5pm with music on 3 different stages. A great stop for Sunday night.
Monday, April 4th: Theme - "Art & The Motorcycle"
* Sunshine Acres Charity Poker Run. A beautiful ride to Tortilla Flat. This is one of my favorite ride destinations in the State. This is one to take the day off for.
* Mania Monday at ACME Roadhouse. End location for above ride. Live Music 3pm.
* Handlebar Saloon - The Art & The Motorcycle Exhibit. A one night only invitational art exhibition exploring the timeless attraction of the motorcycle culture.
Tuesday, April 5th: Theme - "Hollywood Celebrity Bartenders"
* Joeta’s Leather 2nd Annual Treasure Hunt. I have heard this ride is a lot of fun and I will probably do it this year. Each participant will receive a route map and a checklist of required treasures. The items you collect will be as interesting as the places you’ll visit.
* Old Town Scottsdale Tuesday Night Party. This is a can't miss for a good time. Craftsman court is closed for bike parking only in front of Dos Gringos and Acme. Then ride to the Billet on Scottsdale Rd. to a packed house and to Billy Bob's. This is one of the best nights out during bike week.
Wednesday, April 6th: Theme - "World on Wheels"
* Wednesday's Riding For Kids. This is one of my favorite rides of Bike Week. It's a really nice route and you get plenty of time to hang out with your friends and other riders. Leaves Buddy Stubbs for a beautiful ride through Payson, Strawberry, Cliff Castle, Mayer and back to Cyclefest.
Thursday, April 7th: Theme - "Ladies Night"
* Ride for the Heart Foundation. New this year. For the long distance riders this sounds like fun. I might do this one myself. 500+ mile route through Tucson, Sierra Vista, Bisbee (Tombstone-if you want), Douglas, Safford, Globe and ending back at Cyclefest.
* Real Bikers Riding Real Bulls at 7pm. I might even try this myself this year. Also see the pros of the PBR ride.
Friday, April 8th: Theme - "Fight Night"
* 2nd Annual United Mesa Fire Fighters Poker Run. Join the firefighters on a ride to benefit MDA and local firefighter charities.
* Real Bikers Riding Real Bulls at 7pm. Also see the pros of the PBR ride.
* Live music with crowd favorite Rondavous at the Handlebar from 1pm - 6pm.
Saturday, April 9th: Theme - "Mardi Gras"
* 6th Annual Torch Ride. Leave Chosa's in Mesa for a ride to Cyclefest to benefit Special Olympics.
* New this year. Get your Iron Butt qualification through the Ride for Heart 1000 with a ride to San Diego and back within 24 hours.
* ABW Dyno Horsepower Competition Finals throughout the afternoon. Awards at 7:00pm.
Sunday, April 10th: Theme - "Arizona Bike Week"
* 9th Annual MDA Rally and Silent Auction. Celebrate the 25 year partnership between HD & MDA! Be a part of Arizona’s “Parade of MDA Heroes” with Jerry’s Kids leading the Pack!
* The always popular Logan's Run. A popular run that closes out bike week. Take an unescorted ride and return to Handlebar for Mogollon and a silent auction.
Daily Events for ABW at Rawhide and the Handlebar Saloon:
* Vendors every day starting at 10:00am
* Live Music daily
* Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament 3pm and 6pm.
* Open Billiards Play
* American Veterans Traveling Tribute "The Wall" Display
* ABW Horsepower Competition Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 1pm.
To see the flyers for some of the above events Click Here for the April Rides and Events Calendar for www.cyclerides.com
See the Extras Column Below for more information.
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This Week's Events
Hooters at 1-17 and Bell Rd. Wednesday Bike Night. Hooters at I-17 and Bell will be hosting a new Bike Night every Wednesday night from 6pm - 9pm. They will feature a "Ride In" Bike Show with weekly prizes for 1st - 3rd. And then, the third Wednesday of every month we will crown the Bike of the Month with a Grand Prize and will also be featured on Cyclerides.com as the "Bike of the Week". We will have $2 Bud, Bud Light, and Mich Ultra bottles. There will be 20% off of all food and merchandise when you ride in on your bike. Stop by for loads of Raffle Prizes. There will be VIP Motorcycle Parking and you will be greeted at the front door by a Hooter's Girl waiting to give you your raffle ticket. Hooter's is located in the Bell Canyon Shopping Center at 2834 W. Bell Rd., West of I-17 on Bell Rd. 602-375-0000.
Thursday Night features 4 Bike Nights all over the Valley.
is one for those of you in the far East Valley!
Hooters Mesa Thursday Bike Night. Hooters in Mesa located at 6730 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. will host a Bike Night every Thursday night from 6-9 pm. If you haven't seen this Hooters yet you will have to stop by and take a look. This is one of the nicest locations that they have. Hooters will $2.00 Corona's and 20% off of food and merchandise if you ride your bike in. Stop by for raffles prizes every Thursday Night with Big Raffle prizes the first Thursday of every month. For more information call 480-396-9396.
For those of you in the far
Drivers Sports Grill Thursday Bike Night. You have been asking for it and now it is here. Starting Thursday, February 3rd, Drivers will be hosting a new Thursday Bike Night. Drivers is located in Litchfield Park on the S.W. Corner of Indian School and Litchfield Rd. They feature a huge outdoor patio that holds 150 people as well as an indoor dining area with multiple TV's and a HUGE menu to choose from. You can park on the sidewalk or in coned off areas out front. Enjoy Food and Drink Specials Every Thursday Night, Domestic Bottles $2.00, Corona's $2.25, Drivers Burgers, Grilled Chicken "Sandwedges" and Chicken Caesar Wraps are 15% off. Drivers is easily accessible from I-10 at the Litchfield Rd. exit. Stop by from 6-10 PM for giveaways. For more information call 623-536-8571.
Hooters at Arrowhead Bike Night. Continues Giveaways and Raffles. Ride by and join in on the fun! Hooters will host a Bike Night every Thursday at the Hooters at Arrowhead located just 1 block S. of Bell on 83rd Ave. Stop by for some great food and Hooters Hospitality. There will be 20% off menu items, $2.00 Corona Thursdays and plenty of parking next to the outdoor patio. Stop by for some giveaways and raffles from Hooters and Arrowhead Harley as well as great wings and fun at Hooters. Click Here to see Pictures and all the detailed information.
Casey Jones Grill Bike Night. A valley favorite bike night for
over 3 years. Ride in and sit out on the patio for what I call the Best Cheesesteak Sandwich in town. This thing melts in your mouth. They have 3 new pool tables, darts and foosball.
Located in the Mervyns Shopping Center on the SE corner of 43rd Ave. and Thunderbird Rd. Casey Jones is a great
place for a bike night featuring a large outdoor seating and over 150 people inside. And for those of you that
want to watch a sporting event they have 50 TV's scattered throughout the restaurant connected to satellite to
get any game you can think of. They have a full menu for lunch, dinner and a Happy Hour from 11:00AM - 7:00PM and
a reverse happy hour from 10:00PM - 12:00 Midnight. $1.75 domestic bottles and $2.00 Jacks. There are always a
lot of bikes showing up for bike night at Casey Jones Thursday night. Join them for open mic night on Wednesdays.
Sunday. You can always count on lots of bikes here.
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. Voted "BEST BIKER BAR IN PHOENIX" by New Times. There is no better place to watch all the Bikes ride down Scottsdale road than from The Billet Bar Patio. The Billet is ALWAYS packed with bikes Every Day. Stop by and take a look at the New Flamed Booths on the Paradise Patio. The new bars front and rear provide spacious seating, fresh air atmosphere, perfect temperature and courteous staff. The food is amazing and always the latest in cold libations await. You can sit at the back bar and watch your favorite TV on any of the seven big inch televisions. Play pool, listen to the latest music and socialize. The front patio seats over 75 people and is perfect for people watching on Scottsdale Rd. The Billet Bar is located right next to Genesis Custom Cycles on 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. Check it out this Thursday night and all weekend long. Info: at 480-941-1876. Click Here for the New Billet Bar Page with pictures.
Every Saturday and Sunday
Wild Willy's Weekend Bike Days in Cave Creek.
Stop by for the best place in Cave Creek for Food, Fun and Entertainment. Happy Hour every day from 11:00am -7:00pm featuring $2.00 domestics, $3.00 well drinks and $13.00 bucket of crabs. You can also choose from Wild Willy's Extensive Menu with Appetizers, Salads, Sandwiches and Dinner Entrees. You will find Great Food, Great Service, Tasty Appetizers and Drinks at Wild Willy's. This is the best food menu I have seen in Cave Creek. Wild Willy's is formerly Fandango and is under new ownership. It has been remodeled and features a new bar with a giant TV screen, plenty of outdoor seating on the upper and lower patios, seating on the top deck for a great view of the mountains and the bikes riding by. The parking lot has been improved for easy navigation and sealed. Wild Willy's is located at 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek. More information at 480-355-6150. Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm - Close stop by for $1.00 Beer, Shots and Cocktails.
Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Now is the perfect weather to be sitting out on the Sugar Daddy's patio, listening to Live Music while dining from the Brunch Menu. This Sunday: Hans Olson, 10am - 2pm. Paris James, 2pm-5pm.
And Sunday Brunch Just Got Better! You now have 3 options to choose from.
Option #1: Eggs Benedict – Grilled English muffins, smoked ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Served with your chose of fresh fruit or crispy potatoes. ($8) or Sugar’s Pancakes – You won’t eat pancakes anywhere else. Buttermilk pancakes served with butter and syrup. ($5)
Option #2: Can’t decide what to eat? How about an All-You-Can-Eat buffet for ONLY $12.
Option #3: Order off our regular menu.
Our 5,000 sq. ft. temperature controlled patio has six air conditioning units, misters, and plenty of shade. Sugar Daddy's patio, food and entertainment is becoming a regular Sunday stop. If you haven't tried it yet, give them a try. Complimentary coffee is now served. Make Sugar Daddy's Blues your stop on your ride down Scottsdale Rd. for Brunch or Lunch from 10am - 4pm. Enjoy live music from 10am - 2pm Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and enjoy the beautiful weather and watch the bikes roll down Scottsdale Rd. Click here to see the awesome pictures and details of Sugar Daddy's located at 3102 N. Scottsdale Rd. between Indian School and Thomas on the West side of the road. Stop by and check it out. A great place to hang out. Plenty of Bike Parking. If you have suggestions, email them at email@example.com . 480-970-6556.
Arizona Bike Week Events
Thursday - Saturday March 31st - April 2nd
East Meets West Nitro Rally to AHDRA AZ Bike Week Nationals. Join Chandler HD on 3/31 and Arrowhead HD on 4/1 from 4-7pm for the ABW Nitro Rev Up Parties. See the drivers and their drag bikes in person. On Saturday, April 2nd, take the escorted ride leaving at 10am to Firebird Intl. Raceway for the AHDRA Drags. Arrowhead HD is located at SW of 83rd. Ave. and Bell Rd. Chandler HD is located at 56th St. and Chandler Blvd. For more information call 623-247-5542 or 480-496-6800.
Friday, April 1st
A big upcoming event is the Grand Opening of the new Buddy Stubbs, the Valley's newest and largest Harley-Davidson Dealership, on April 1st. Buddy Stubbs is building a new 47,000 sq. ft. dealership on Cave Creek Rd. just a couple of blocks North of the existing location at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. This dealership will also include a two level, 3,000 sq. ft. motorcycle museum rotating 90 of his 150 collectable motorcycles, meeting rooms, customer waiting rooms and greatly expanded service, parts and motorclothes areas. To kick off the new dealership, Evel Knievel will be there in person with an exhibit of his famous motorcycles and to sign autographs. You can also see Rhett Rotten's "Wall of Death" shows all day and visit with Jean Davidson. There will be three bands with music all day. Bike shows and Historic motorcycle displays. Eat,Drink and Have some FUN!!! New store specials all day. 10:00am till 8:00pm. GRAND FINALE Evel's escorted group ride to the Marshall Tucker Concert at the Handlebar Saloon at Cyclefest in Rawhide. Click Here for the flyer with all the information. 602-971-3400.
Friday, April 1st
Join Superstition Harley-Davidson, official sponsor of 2005 Arizona Bike Week, Friday, April 1st, at our "Official Celebrate America Ride to The Wall", from 10am to 3pm! This free event features live on stage The Visitors, an all American lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and apple pie from 10 to 2, staging from 2 to 3, and departure for The Wall at Rawhide at 3pm sharp! Join us and help Celebrate America!
Friday, April 1st
Rev-Up With Savings at Chosa's Harley-Davidson in Mesa from 8am - 7pm. Gear up for Arizona Bike Week with storewide savings of 20% off MotorClothes® merchandise, Genuine Motor Parts and Motor Accessories, Screamin' Eagle® Performance Parts or Official Licensed Products - discount not valid on Sales, Service & Rentals. What you need or forgot to pack - you will find at Chosa's in Mesa. Boots, eyewear, helmets, jackets, pants, shirts, vests and more! And we offer a wide selection of MotorClothes® apparel in extended sizes for men and women. We carry a large variety of chrome accessories, hard and soft saddlebags, bike covers, bike security and much more! Get geared up and keep your ride roaring during Arizona Bike Week, all with help from the friendly staff at Chosa's Harley-Davidson - an official sponsor of the 2005 Arizona Bike Week.
Sunday, April 3rd
Trifecta Custom Bike Show & Blowout. The Steelhorse Saloon and Indian of Phoenix Present the 10th annual Trifecta Custom Bike Show & Blowout. The valley’s top builders show their latest creations. Live music featuring 7 of the valley’s hottest bands. Southwest Arm Wrestling Championship, food, liquor, beer, and 50+ vendors. For pre- registration to enter show, Gates open at 10am Sunday, April 3rd. Giveaways from Budweiser,and more. Admission $8. A BIG TIME PROMOTIONS EVENT. Info: 602-942-8778.
Non Arizona Bike Week Events
Friday, April 1st
7th Annual Kickstart Party. Join us in the 7th Annual Kickstart Party - the one that starts it all. Enjoy an evening of food, music, motorcycle vendors, prizes, drinks, fashion show, guest announcer Jay Allen from the one and only, biggest biker bar The Broken Spoke Saloon, and more. The event starts at 5:00pm and doesn't end until 11:00pm. Help crown the new Dutch Angel girl, as the new Southwest Angel for Von Dutch. The Colter V.I.P. Party is back and ready for their 4th year. Come and join in all the fun at Hacienda Customs with a silent auction throughout the night. Always a big party and a good time. More information at 480-905-1903.
Saturday, April 9th
Paul Yaffe Originals and the World Famous Billet Bar present one of the biggest parties of the weekend. Ride over to Paul Yaffe Originals located at 2211 E. Indian School Rd. to party with Paul Yaffe from Noon - 5pm. View the awesome collection of PYO Bikes. There will also be Cars, Chicks, Beer, Food and Music from The Western Bone Cleavers all the way from Salt Lake City. At 5pm the party moves to the Billet Bar at 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. where there will be live music with The Western Bone Cleavers. Don't miss one of the biggest parties of the weekend. If you haven't been in year's past, ask someone about it.
May 5th - 8th
Cycle De Mayo at Lake Pleasant. Get ready for the First Annual Lake Pleasant Wet & Wild Rally May 5th-8th. This event will be held at Lake Pleasant and feature a lot of different events including a Fireworks Show, Dyno Racing, Extreme Team FMX and Trails Stunt Shows, Party Boats, Jet Ski's and Water Sports, Midnight Paint Ball Shootout at Cowtown, Speed World Drag Racing, Strong Man and Arm Wrestling Contest, Food, Vendors and much more. Mark your calendars for May 5th-8th. For more information call 602-229-2992. www.cycledemayo.com .
Let's Get Acquainted!! That is what Copper State Cycles
would like to do by offering you a substantially reduced labor rate of $39 per hour for the
month of April. There is no limited number of hours for this special.
Whatever you need done, we can do it! We would like to show you our superior customer service and workmanship by
offering you a $39 per hour labor rate for the entire month of April. If you have been putting off some major maintenance or adding some chrome to your
bike, now is the time to get it done. Also check with Copper State for their great prices on parts and accessories
in stock. Call Copper
State Cycles now for an appointment at 480-596-6820 or
stop by the shop at 8245 E. Butherus Dr. in Scottsdale. Click Here for the map. We will also
be offering free coffee and doughnuts every day from 8:00 to 10:30am starting Friday, April 1st. Stop by to see
our daily specials.
If you have ridden through Cave Creek lately, you have probably noticed the new Cave Creek Roadhouse. If not, you will want to take a ride out during Bike Week and see it. It is the new building located directly across the street from Harold's. This will be the "place to be" in Cave Creek for riders. Assuming the City signs off on everything they are planning to open for business on April 4th. I will let you know about the Grand Opening plans.
Congratulations to Custom Performance for placing 1st and 2nd in the Daytona Bike Week Horsepower Competition with bikes that they built. 1st place was an turbo charged FXR built by Custom Performance that produced 247.6 horsepower. 2nd place was Nick's turbo charged Custom Heritage that produced 228.0 horsepower. Both bikes were built with the Custom Performance "Turbo Your Harley" bolt on kit that they sell at their shop. You can easily add 50 hp at 8 lbs. of boost on pump gas to your bike and maintain reliability with one of these kits. I rode the Vrod they built that was producing 160 hp. Disneyland only wishes they had a ride like that. Call Nick at 623-879-8488 for a quote. It is by far the best horsepower for the dollar that you can get.
As for me, I will be with camera in hand taking pictures during bike week. Look me up and say Hi to get your picture on the site.
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