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On the Cover: Kyle Petty Charity Ride
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Registration 9:30, KSU 10:15
Nostalgia Big Cube Engines................................................ 8 25th Kyle Petty Charity Ride Clocks 3,700 miles for Kids.......................................... 12
Thousands Ride-in for 21st Thunder Beach.................. 12-13 Best of Thunder Beach Bike Show winners...................... 13 Curtiss Motorcycle’s Electric Bobber 0-60mph in 2 Seconds................................................. 16
* MOTORCYCLE SHOW * CAR SHOW * Entertainment * Guide dog Demonstrations * Games * Food & Refreshments * Mobility Demonstrations
Cooper Webb Wins First AMA 450SX Title....................... 18
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Motorcycle Ride & Show Contact Fred Miller 423-562-5217 Car Show Contact Mike Walker 865-457-2986
Inaugural Supercross Futures AMA Championship Season Review............... 18 Bike Night Photos........................................................ 24-25 Golden Age of Royal Enfield Bikes is Back....................... 26
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Hello Folks, Hope this finds you doing well. We went to Panama City Beach FL to attend the Spring Thunder Beach Rally; what a great turnout! We were proud to host the Best of Thunder Beach Bike Show and this year we had more entries than ever! Our staff and friends stepped up and were awesome to help out with this event. Bike show competition continues to get stronger and stronger each show, raising the bar for the next event. The details on these motorcycles is mind blowing. Such passion, creativity and love go into these creations with beautiful results. What is so impressive is there is not another motorcycle like the entries. People love to view the spectacular two- and threewheel machines and talk with owners to get their inspiration back ground. One past entry stands out in my mind, a pink and white Softail Deluxe with bling everywhere (because who doesn’t like to
see something shine and sparkle??). The inspiration reflected the fight against breast cancer. It was a beautiful and moving tribute to those who fought and are fighting breast cancer. Kudos!
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ave you ever thought of constructing your own engine that makes others go “Wow – I want that!”? These two engines may give you some inspiration to create your own unique V2 rocket with plenty of get up and go power to boot. Nostalgia Harley engines have never faded out of the limelight, in fact, classic Harley engines have always had positive trends with bikers through the decades. Today, the choices of building powerful classic styled engines are many, with almost every aftermarket supplier offering various types of large bore engine components, cases, cylinders, and heads. Big bore cases are definitely a part of the equation of maximising those extra needed cubes for potential power gains. Some probably have their own visual concept of how a mega cube engine should end up looking like. This is where individuality becomes reality—to design a one-off engine that not only produces plenty of torque and power, but also has a cosmetic dazzle hypnotising fellow bikers. Deciding to use a Knuckle, Pan, or Shovel top end head design is a personal preference. Quality mix and match aftermarket cases and heads can be machined, modified, and matched to fit many cylinder barrels up to 4.250” diameter. Anything over 4.250” will usually require a custom package. Reputable engine parts from S&S, Flathead Power, Delkron, RB Racing, Axtell, R&R and Hyperformance all have various engine components to piece together any mega-bore engine displacement to satisfy any customer to their wildest dreams.
In 1981, John Harman, who was based in California, designed the first production big bore engine ground pounding the tarmac in the USA. His 120 cubic inch engine was designed with a 9/16” taller deck height, and a 3/8” wider left case to allow a 4.300” bore diameter using a stock stroke. The Harman kit included cases, jugs and pistons, heads and valves, and 3/8’’ longer pinion shaft.
A 1981 John Harman 4-3/8” big bore Shovelhead crankcase refitted with S&S flywheels, Carillo rods, Jims shafts, and Jims Evo lifter blocks. The crankcase shows the original engine number GPRB 11834 (Grand Prix Racing Block)
Nostalgia Iron, a refurbished 1981 John Harman big bore 120 cubic inch Shovelhead.
Knuckshovster, 132 cu.in. engine; with ported and flowed STD heads, custom knuckle rocker-boxes fitted with Jims roller rockers and shafts, Hyperformance 4.300” cylinders & pistons. S&S bottom end & crankcase, Andrews cams, Zippers Pro Flow pump, and a Carls Typhoon carb. This engine roars down the street sounding louder than a helicopter.
BIG CUBE ENGINES Images and Text by Rick Hemi
Going completely ballistic with modified parts on the Harman engine can’t be helped. Many parts were either redesigned, or altered and machined to fit. For instance, an additional auxiliary oil pump was added to the Vertex magneto housing. It was connected directly to the camshaft to feed oil to the top end. Four individual CNC machined rocker-boxes with removable top lids, including custom-made rocker shafts replaced the original OEM parts. After 5 years, kick starting this beast, and nine bent kick axles, an electric starter was added. Compression release plugs were also used for fast easy cranking on start-ups. The 40mm Del-orto carbs were replaced with two Typhoon carbs from Carls Speed Shop. Having owned two of these Harman engines, and rebuilding others, I knew most of the shortcuts and issues to make these engines run right and be reliable at the same time. The drainage oil galleries from the heads were blocked-off, and replaced with external lines to the crankcase. Heads and cylinders were bolted down using thin cooper gaskets instead of o-rings. Larger diameter head bolts with inserts, and a modified breather were other changes. The original rear piston was lighter having a large cut out to clear the front piston skirt. A new set of Hyperformance pistons fixed that issue having slots on each piston skirt when passing each other. This also kept piston skirts the same length for balance and stability. Other minor issues were the 2-1/4” thin stem inlet valves requiring lash caps, and the beefing up of both exhaust and inlet ports to hold the pipes and carbs. Harman engine kits broke the barrier influencing other engine designers to follow the same concept that has created all different types of large bore engine displacements. Today, John Harman engines are rare, and those that have them, usually keep them. Even though there were under 100 Harman big bore kits ever produced 36 years ago, these engines still display a powerful presence all on their own. Bouncing around all day on a hardtail with a huge mega bore engine give anyone the real feel of nostalgia. Vibrating yourself to bits on the open road is forgotten. My 132 cubic inch Knuckshovster mounted into an Atlas hardtail frame did just that. The engines’ massive oversized cylinders bolted down on S&S Sportster cases with weird looking Knuckle rocker boxes, automatically created a vacuum of bewildered onlookers with lots of positive chitchat. For longterm reliability, the 132” Knuckshovster was built with only quality made U.S. engine parts from S&S, Jims Machine, Zippers, Crane, Carls Speed Shop, 4 Hyperformance, STD, and Andrews. What will be my next engine? Who knows, it’s been a while, whatever it is, it will certainly have to have some of that same classic nostalgia. Maybe a Panshovester with a horrendous bore and stroke.
A quick snap of the 132” Knuckshovster.
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By The Mag Man, Randy Gracy
yle Petty Charity Ride Across America celebrated its 25th anniversary and the riders rode the longest route in the ride’s history for a total of 3,697.2 miles. Over 250 riders traveled the entire distance raising money to send kids in need to Victory Junction, a camp dedicated to providing lifechanging camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. The ride was a true corner-to-corner route across the United States starting in Seattle, Washington on May 3rd and ending in Key Largo, Florida on May 11 traveling through 11 states in just nine days. Petty said, “This year’s route is special because we’ve (brought) back a few of our favorite ride stops from past years, like Glenwood Springs, Santa Fe and Childress, but we also added in a bunch of new places that our riders will love. I may be biased, but I believe this year’s ride is the best ever! We’ve gone north to south and west to east, but never corner to corner. Seattle to the Keys is a bucket list ride…” Spectators who showed up along the route were encouraged to attend one of the ride’s nine overnight stops or daily fuel stops to greet Petty and the riders, purchase memorabilia and make donations. Ginny Talley, a KPR Communications Specialist said “because of the ride, 8,185 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families. Last year alone, the ride raised $1.3 million and sent 100 children to camp. Victory Junction has served as the ride’s primary beneficiary since its establishment by Petty and his family in 2004 in honor of his late son, Adam. Among the celebrities that rode this year were NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven-time champion Richard Petty, NASCAR legends Harry Gant, Hershel McGriff and Donnie Allison, current NASCAR driver David Ragan,
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former Formula 1 Champ Car and NASCAR driver Max Papis, former NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner (1982) Herschel Walker, Heisman Trophy winner (1980) George Rogers, and NBC Sports NASCAR personalities Krista Voda, Rutledge Wood and Rick Allen. Petty went on to say, “It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the ride started. What started as just a few friends riding motorcycles to racetracks around the country has turned into something so much bigger than I could’ve ever imagined. Because of our sponsors, fans and the people who participate in this ride, whether they’re veteran participants or first-timers, so many deserving kids get to have the time of their life at Victory Junction each year.” Now in its 25th year, more than 8,400 riders have logged 12 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised more than $18.5 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities. For more information about the ride or to donate, please visit www.kylepettycharityride.com. June 2019
It Takes Special People to Care for Those They Don’t Even Know By The Mag Man, Randy Gracy
n Tennessee afternoon, a storm was approaching. Wind was kicking everything up and turning everything over. Bridgette Moss and her boyfriend Clay Wright decided to take a glass table inside so it didn’t break. At that moment a crack sounded and in a blink of an eye, the tree fell hard to the ground and pounded Bridgette into the ground too. Clay, thinking she was either dead or going to die rushed and got a couple firemen who were nearby. Day’s end, she suffered three broken and two herniated discs in her upper neck, her lower back was broken in one spot, her right femur was shattered into 10 pieces and put back together, her right tibia was broken, her right knee was broke in different places, her left hand broken and she also had a brain bleed. A single mother of two and possibly out of work for possibly a year, enter one of those special people. JD Vincent wants no credit, but he usually jumps the gun and forges ahead when his family is hurt. You see, his friends are his family. A benefit was put on at Ridge Runners Bar & Grill for Bridgette with lots of folks coming to donate, the live auction, the 50/50 raffle, the food and some awesome music by CJ Ausburn. Everything at this benefit was donated from the food to the music to the auction items. Bridgette was so shocked to see that many folks coming to help her…most all, she didn’t know. I know how this works first hand when I had heart surgery. “But that’s what we do. We take care of friends in need and we don’t wait because bills pile up in a hurry”, said JD. He also knows this first hand, because a couple years back, when he was deathly sick and out of work for weeks, a benefit was held in his honor. “It helped me keep my house, truck, motorcycle… everything. And I will always jump to help my friends in need”, he continued. “It’s what we do.” Hundreds of dollars was raised at the benefit for Bridgette and the money will hopefully help in some small way to help her the same way. And if needed, we’ll have another one for her.
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ost Hurricane Michael and returning to the Panama City Beach shores, the 21st Annual Thunder Beach Spring Rally commenced! Thousands of motorcycle riders from all over the country and some outside the USA, came to take advantage of 75-85 degree weather and virtually no rain (about 2 hours worth on Saturday). But one of the largest crowds in some time came to enjoy the sun, the sand, the surf…and the best that PCB had to offer. The staff from Thunder Beach Productions outdid themselves by putting together one of their best rallies. The SBMag Crew had to work overtime since I was injured with a fractured solder, fractured pelvis and elbow and a broken
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nose (some said it was an improvement). But for all their help, I went above and beyond for dinner and drinks the entire rally. We had great times at Buster’s Beer and Baits, Bricks & Barley Pizza, Sisters by the Sea, Outlaw BBQ and our kickoff party at Dat Cajun. But that’s not all; Chris Anderson of the Thunder Beach Productions team set the team up with VIP passes for the concerts and media passes for the photos. EVERYONE had a blast!
The concerts included Colt Ford, Black Stone Cherry, the LACS and more at Frank Brown Park and were free to everyone. Other venues had some great acts like Miss Intent, Mustang Sally, Buck Wild, Geneva and many more! At Frank Brown Park they also had Circus Una and their high flying motorcycle act. The Crossroads venue highlighted with Miss Intent on stage who was Total PINK. It was also the host site for the Harley-Davidson and Indian Demo Rides to go on.
Hammerhead Fred’s kicked off the week with Buck Wild on Wednesday night and a preliminary round for Ms. Thunder Beach and as a cat would have said, “Me-wow”. Thursday, Friday and Saturday were great days to ride the coast, hit some of the vendors or just relax on the beach. The SBMag Crew found their way to other spots too; SiK Cycles, Hanger 67, Ms Newby’s, AJs, Sharky’s, Off the Hook and more!
This year the Best of Thunder Beach Bike Show we host had the largest number of motorcycles entered we’ve ever had. Over 70 motorcycles from all over the country came to enter and possibly win the coveted 6-ft custom painted surfboards and place in the show to receive one of the 14” Kona Wood laser engraved trophies. The farthest person to be in the show was Ben Johnson from Washington State! We also had several new Invicta watches to give away for the entrants. Hundreds came to see the bikes and see who won.
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make sure it’s OFFICIAL merchandise. If it doesn’t say Thunder Beach on it, it’s just another bogus t-shirt you’ll end up tossing out or using it to wipe off your greasy hands while fixing stuff. No one would put a Honda emblem on a Harley, so make sure you The People’s Choice and the Editor’s Choice buy the real thing and we’ll received the 6-ft custom painted surfboards. see you in the fall! Our presenting sponsor Bob McNally from Note: An Extra Thank You LawBike.com presented the trophies to to the SBMag Crew: Jeff every winner. Burkhardt, Mike & Tina We will again be hosting the Best of Hood, Frank & Tina Pate, Thunder Beach Bike Show in the fall that is Gordon & Sharon Olliff, rd th scheduled for October 23 – 27 . It’s going Jerry & Tonya Sanders, to be a tough task, but Thunder Beach Chris Hundley, Robbie Productions is already getting top acts and & Frieda Thomas, Kim vendors in works so add the date to your Norred, Mike Moffitt, calendar and we’ll see you there. Nancy Banks & Kevin Keele… I could not have Always remember when going to done it without you all. Thunder Beach and you buy merchandise, Having three qualified judges for these events helps and I’m glad I only had to do the tie breakers and the Editor’s Choice. We always have different judges so none of the same ideas and thoughts on what motorcycles should have or look like are the same each show. With our three judges, the scores averaged up and the results are as follows (see the chart at right for details).
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1ST PLACE WINNER 2 ND PLACE WINNER
V-Twin Jason Wiggins #102 Trike James Sandoval #201 H-D Touring Artie Linechanger #306 H-D Cruiser Casey Clayton #405 H-D Softail Kelley Willett #506 H-D Sportster Lil-Deb Fernandez #601 Metric Street Marcie Brewman #702 Metric Cruiser/Tour Dwayne Smith #801 Radical Custom: Scott Baker #902 Antique: Chris Pugh #1002 Rat Bike: Frank Cordell #1101 Chopper: Mark Schmidt #1201 Indian: James Winters #1301 Custom Paint: Scott Baker #902 Editor’s Choice: Scott Baker #902 People’s Choice: Eric Contreas #901
JoJo Taylor #101 Bentley Quertemons #204 Wilfred Perez #301 Mark Hall #402 Trey & Becky Hudson #509 Roxy Carroll #604 Damon Howard #704 Dale Lampson #802 Eric Contreas #901 3RD PLACE: Kory Souza #917 Mark Schmidt #1001 Gordon Olliff #1202 Kory Souza #917
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Electric Bobber By The Mag Man, Randy Gracy
0-60 mph in 2 Seconds
urtiss Motorcycles has produced the world’s first “E-Twin” Electric motorcycle. The Curtiss Zeus is even more powerful than originally promised. The company now claims that its revolutionary power plant produces an astounding 190 hp. Acceleration like this (62 mph in just 2.1 seconds) means just one thing…folks will want this baby! Its only 0.2 seconds slower than the Tesla POWER 140KW/190 HP Roadster which is MAX TORQUE 145 POUND FEET set to become the CHASSIS MACHINED world’s fastest EV MODULAR 6061-T6 ALUMINUM MONOCOQUE WITH CARBON at launch.
The Zeus looks awesome with its lines and strict attention to detail from the designers. It will come as a sleek anodized black finish bobber and in a black & white Café racer CAFÉ style. The BST solid carbon wheels are off the chain. The max range of this machine is 280 miles. That’s awesome, considering it is maxing out right along with gas option motorcycles. With a quick 30-minute re-charge, this motorcycle will appeal to many that want to consider not only the mileage, but those that want that mean, tough looking motorcycle. There’s a girderstyle suspension in the front and the typical swing-arm in the rear. Both can be adjusted for high-speed riding. BOBBER
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Cooper Webb Wins First
AMA 450SX Title
By The Mag Man, Randy Gracy
he 2019 AMA Supercross Season came to end with a new face atop the podium. Cooper Webb from Morehead City, NC took home his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at the series finale in Las Vegas. Webb took KTM back to the podium and a familiar face that has been with so many Supercross Champions, Roger DeCoster. Even though Webb finished in third-place in the Main Event at Sam Boyd Stadium, his18 point lead over eventual second place rider Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac gave him the title. Other winners from that same night who claimed titles were: In the 250SX classes, the West title went to Yamaha rider Dylan Ferrandis and the 250SX East title went to Honda rider Chase Sexton. Ferrandis won the 250SX Main Event in Las Vegas, finishing the season 15 points ahead of Kawasaki
rider Adam Cianciarulo. Sexton finished fourth in Las Vegas, ending with 13 points ahead of Yamaha rider Justin Cooper. “The AMA congratulates all three AMA Supercross champions,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “Monster Energy AMA Supercross showcases the best riders in the world, and Cooper, Dylan and Chase brought the focus, energy and dedication necessary to emerge victorious at the end of a grueling season.” AMA Rookie of the Year in the 450SX class went to Kawasaki rider Joey Savatgy and in the 250SX class the AMA Rookie of the Year went to Kawasaki rider Garrett Marchbanks. For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, visit www.amasupercross.com.
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he inaugural qualifier series of the Supercross Futures AMA National Championship came to a close May 5 in Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium, as the nation’s top amateur Supercross talent lined up for a last chance to compete in the Supercross Futures AMA National Championship October 20-21. This series is the official advancement platform for Monster Energy AMA Supercross. It also provides an opportunity for amateur competition on a full-size, Supercross track. More than 6,100 entrants competed in the Supercross Futures Series in 2019 across 26 competition classes, ranging from the 51cc Limited (ages 4-6) Class to a 250cc class modeled after the 250SX pro class. In Supercross Futures events, riders earn Road to Supercross points toward obtaining their professional AMA 250SX Supercross license. To earn his it, a rider must compete within the 250SX Futures
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class and earn a total of six points. If a rider places first thru fifth, the rider earns three points. If a rider places sixth thru 10th, the Colton Eigenmann rider earns two points. Only A-classification riders may compete in the 250SX Futures class. Twenty riders earned enough points in 2019 250SX Futures Class competition to earn their 250SX pro licenses for the 2020 AMA Supercross season: Tristan Lane, DeLand, FL, Colton Eigenmann, Titusville, FL, Luke Neese, Jamestown, NC, Tyson Johnson, California, Adrian Galamba, Kansas, Chase Felong, California, Mitchell Gifford, Colorado, Richard Taylor, California, Addison Emory IV, Oklahoma, Brian Marty, Washington,
Brock Papi, Pennsylvania, Tristan Lane Corbin Hayes, California, Coty Schock, Delaware, Dustin Winter, Kansas, Ezra Hastings, Indiana, Jo Shimoda, California, Pierce Brown, Utah, Seth Hammaker, Pennsylvania, Wyatt Lyonsmith, Idaho and Zane Merret, Texas. To learn more about AMA Supercross Futures, including its class structure and rules for rider advancement, visit www.supercrossfutures.com. June 2019
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BIKE EVENTS ALABAMA
Jun 1-2: Perry Mtn 24-hour Challenge, Maplesville. Teams of up to 6 riders tackle the Alabama heat and elements for 24 hours straight to see who has what it takes to make it to the checkered flag. www. perrymountainmotorcycleclub.com/24hourhomepage
Jun 6-9: Rally By The River-Summer at Boogie Bottoms, 310 Sherbert Rd, Cleveland. Olâ€™ school biker party, live entertainment, adult games, food, camping, clean showers and restrooms. BYOB. www.rallybytheriver.com/ Jun 8: Rally at the River, McFarland Park, Florence. Motorcycle ride, music, fun, food, vendors, free concerts. Raising funds for St. Jude. www.rallyattheriver.com
Jun 15: Bikers Against Cancer, Cullman Regional Medical Center, Cullman. $25 Rider/$10 Passenger. Police / Blue Knights AL VIII escorted ride. Riders meeting 9:00, KSU 9:30. 256-339-0911 Jun 20-23: Bama Bike Fest, 16917 US Hwy 43, Forkland. Live bands, contests, games, Saloon and more. www.bamabikefest.com
Jun 20: R.O.A.R. Student Ministry Benefit Motorcycle Ride, Munford Baptist Church, Munford. Bring whatever you drive. Registration June 2019
$20 will begin at 9:00, KSU 11:00. www. facebook.com/events/2237976453135803/
Jun 29: Ride 4 Life, Hueytown Faith Riders, 3000 Dwaine Ave, Hueytown. $25/bike, $10/pass. Pre-registration encouraged. HueytownFaithRiders@Outlook.com or www. facebook.com/events/524987574675344/
Jun 1: Peak to Peak Poker Run, Queen Wilhelmina State Park, 3877 Hwy 88 W, Mena. www.arkansasstateparks.com/ events/peak-peak-poker-run/40783236 or email@example.com or 479-394-2863 Jun 15: Veterans Run, Freedom Powersports, 1205 N Futrall Dr, Fayetteville. www. facebook.com/fayettevilleArkansas/ or firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-799-1761 Jun 29: Ride to Fight Suicide, Pig Trail H-D, 2409 W Hudson Rd, Rogers. afsp.donordrive.com/index cfm?fuseaction= donorDrive.event&eventID=6032 or email@example.com or 479-790-3925
Jun 7: Ladies Bike Night, Apps & Tapps Bar, 10700 FL-54, Trinity. 1st Friday of every month. 7-11pm. www.appsntappssportsbar.com Jun 8: Biker Boat Bash w/Meandering
Motorheads of Mainstreet aboard the Paddle Boat Barbara Lee, 433 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford. All riders/cagers welcome. Rain or shine. Boarding begins at 2:45, cruise from 3:30-5:30. After party at the Alley. Tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook. Jun 16: Brooksville Bike Rally & Cruise-In, The Morgue, 615 Hospital Rd, Brooksville. www.brooksvillebikerallyandcruise-in.com/ upcoming-events or TheBrooksvilleMorgue@ gmail.com or 727-422-3360
Jun 5: WOW Motorcycleâ€™s Open House, 508 Cobb Pkwy N, Marietta. 11-4pm. www. wowmotorcycles.com Jun 6-9: Howdy Summer Sidecar Gathering, Whisperinsfg Pines Campground, 209 Whispering Pines Rd, Morgantown. All motorcycles with or without sidecars welcome. We ride, we eat, we repeat. www. georgiasidecarclub.com Jun 21-23: Steel Cowgirl Weekend, Copperhead Lodge, 171 Copperhead Pkwy, Blairsville. www.facebook.com/ events/244873093108565/ Jun 22: Miles Thru Time Auto and Motorcycle Show, 876 E Currahee St, Toccoa. milesthroughtime.com/car-show/ or 706-886-0721 Southern Biker Magazine - 21
Jun 28-29: British in the Blue Ridge Rally, GA Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee. gabma.us/event/2019-british-inthe-blue-ridge-rally/ or johneunderwood1@ gmail.com or 404-307-3558Sep 14: Cruisin for St Jude at Easy Living Yamaha & Polaris, 3120 Martha Berry Hwy, Rome. Registration starts 9AM, KSU 11AM. $20/bike. Escorted ride. 678-901-7445
Jul 27: The Bluegrass Bash, H-D of Bowling Green. Fundraising event for CVMA, Kentucky 1-6. Raffle for 2019 Road King Special, benefit ride, food and drinks, concert, bikini bike wash, biker games $20/rider, $5/ passenger,KSU: 11:00 FMI: cvmaky1-6.org
Jul 13: Bikers on the Bayou, Downtown Franklin, Teche Dr, Franklin.
Jul 14-15: Levee Rats Biker Bash Poker Run, Red’s Levee Bar, 4695 Catahoula Hwy, Catahoula. www.rodehardriders.com/events.html or email@example.com or 337-230-3898
Jun 1: Tammy’s Ride for Camp Rising Sun, American Legion, 308 Chubby Dr, Columbus. Reg at 8:30
Jun 1: Cans for Kids Food Drive, Chunky River H-D, 584 Bonita Lakes Dr, Meridian. www. facebook.com/events/318707802142620/
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Jun 29: ALR Poker Run & Car/Bike/Truck Show, Old Beaumont School, 1502 Bolton Ave, Beaumont. 601-770-1290
Jun 1: Send A Kid To Camp Benefit, 17475 Hwy 64 East, Siler City. 10-3pm. HARD CORE MM and Mission: M25 “A Ministry of Hope” will sponsor a benefit ride to help send area kids to Summer Camp. Lunch provided. All makes & models welcome! $15/$5 KSU: 11:00. FMI: 910-401-8659 Sep 6-8: Cherokee Blue Ridge Run #3 at Cherokee Fairgrounds, Cherokee. Motorcycles, concerts, custom bike shows, stunt shows, artists, vendors, flat track racing, factory demo rides, tours, free maps, food trucks and more. A family friendly good time. $15-day pass, $30 weekend pass, under 16 free. www.blueridgerun.com
Jun 1: Iron Legacy Columbia-Sumter Dreamride, VFW Post 3034, 1925 Gion St, Sumter. Ends at Quaker Steak & Lube, Columbia. Supporting Special Olympics. firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-406-6551
Jun 8: Homeless Veterans Benefit Ride, Beaver Bar Murrells Inlet. www.facebook.com/ events/1354148328059258/ Jun 8: Mid-Year Christian Bikers United, Effingham Church of God, 149 McLaughlin Rd, Effingham. www.facebook.com/ events/238742930363357/
Jun 15: Veterans Ride, Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 557 Kelly Rd, Union. www. facebook.com/events/407397430046337/ or 864-466-5014 Jun 17: Honoring Their Service Motorcycle Escort, Southern Wesleyan University, Central. Ggates944@yahoo.com Jun 29: Ride to Helen GA, QuikTrip, 4855 Calhoun Memorial Hwy, Easley. www. facebook.com/events/387218465186812/
Jun 8: Big Gun “#1 AC/DC Tribute Band @ 9pm at Bobarosa Saloon, Del Rio. Project 37 @ 4pm. Door prizes, RV, tent & overnight rentals, drink/food/apparel specials, leathers & MC apparel & jewelry by Brotherhood Leathers, Extreme Motorcycle Audio, sewing services, oil boxing & burnout contest with cash to winners. Jun 11: Smoky Mountain H-D, Maryville Project Ridemore to Cherokee Trail of Tears @ 9AM Jun 14: Flag Day at Bobarosa Saloon, Del Rio. All military show ID for discounts. Jun 15: Clinton Lions Club Reverse Raffle at Fountain City Park, 5345 N Broadway St, Knoxville. Motorcycle ride, motorcycle show, car show, entertainment, guide dog demos, games, food & refreshments, mobility demos. Cash prizes, 1st-$2,000; 2nd$1000, 3rd-$500. 423-562-5217 or 865-457-2986 June 2019
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Jun 15: Inaugural Channon & Chris Memorial Concert with Kaitlyn Baker with special guests at Bootlegger H-D, 605 Lovell Rd, Knoxville. Jun 17: Father’s Day Lunch at Donna’s Old Town Café, 100 College St S, Madisonville. Open till 3pm. www.oldtownecafe.com Jun 20: Bike Nite at Bootlegger H-D, Knoxville. Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses Experience) @ 7pm. Food/Beer, bike games.
Jun 20: EFFY – The most featured jewelry line on the runway. Get yours at our (one day only) event. Fountain City Jewelers, 4914 N Broadway, Knoxville TN. 865-686-0502 or fountaincityjewelers.com Jun 21: Swine Ball at Smoky Mountain H-D, Maryville. Chapter membership drive. Roll in, sign up, hang out. www.smh-d.com
Jun 30: JD’s Fried Bologna Ride from Knoxville H-D, Clinton Hwy, Knoxville to Bobarosa Saloon, Del Rio. First pack out at 11AM, Second pack out at 1PM. “The Rebuild Ride” FMI 865-689-2454
Jul 20: Hillbilly Bonez @ 9pm at Bobarosa Saloon, Del Rio. Door prizes, giveaways, RV, tent & overnight rentals, drink, food, & apparel specials. $1 shots, 50/50 raffle.
Jun 1: Big Bike Run for Little Tryke Fund, Willhoite’s 432 S Main St, Grapevine. www.facebook.com/events/2263361373936881/
Jun 1: Motorcycle Fun Run, Marvin United Methodist Church, 300 W Erwin, Tyler. Ends at Rahab’s Retreat, Kilgore. email@example.com or 903-363-8018 Jun 2: Blowout’s Old School Swap Meet, The Hawg Stop Bar & Grill, 11335 Sheldon Rd, Houston. 832-768-4345 Jun 8: Ride for the Fallen, Killeen. gkmmcch110.wixsite.com/ gkmmc110/ride-for-the-fallen
Jun 13-16: Republic of Texas Rally, Travis County Expo Center, Austin. www.rotrally.com
Jun 7-8: Crow Medicine Show, The Shed, Smoky Mountain H-D, Maryville TN Jun 8: Big Gun (#1 AC/DC tribute band) at Bobarosa Saloon, Del Rio TN
Aug 24: Big Engine at Bobarosa Saloon, Del Rio.
Jun 14: Brent Cobb at The Shed, Smoky Mountain H-D, Maryville TN
June 20-23: Junebug Boogie with Shady Sadie, Phoenix Rising, Big Top, Hillbilly Bonez, Skipper Grace, Ali Randolph at 115 Waterloo Rd, Cookeville. Bands every night, contests every day, party 24/7! 931-2398509 or 931-260-9339 or www.junebugboogie.com
Jun 15: Kaitlyn Baker at Bootlegger H-D, Knoxville TN
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Jul 22: Christmas On The Mountain, Crossville. Bike ride for the kids of Cumberland County toys for Christmas. Some of the guys from the show Moonshiners to be there, come join us. KSU: 08:00. FMI: Christmas on the mountain.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 15: Montgomery Gentry at The Shed, Smoky Mountain H-D, Maryville TN
Jun 20: Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses Experience) at Bootlegger H-D, Knoxville TN Jun 20: Hillbilly Bonz at Bobarosa Saloon, Del Rio TN
Jun 20: Drop Dead Dangerous (Free Show) The Shed, Smoky Mountain H-D, Maryville TN
Jun 22: Hayes Carll at The Shed, Smoky Mountain H-D, Maryville TN Jun 28-29: Jamey Johnson at The Shed, Maryville TN
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GOLDEN AGE OF ROYAL ENFIELD BIKES
ust when one thought the 1960’s “Golden Age” of British motorcycles was relegated to museums and private collections the venerable Royal Enfield marque is back with a vengeance… not that they ever went away. During the late 1960’s while better known BSA, Norton, Triumph and others fell by the wayside, Royal Enfield – who built their first motorcycles in 1901 – continued nonstop, thanks to their fortunate “Madras Connection”, a massive 1954 order from the Indian army to supply 800 350 cc OHV singles, chosen for their renowned “performance, reliability and ease of maintenance”. In a joint venture with the Indian Government a manufacturing plant was set up in India and by the 1970’s the 350 cc Bullet was being imported to its very birthplace, England... soon to be outsold by the legendary 500 cc Bullet practically unchanged since the 1950’s apart from upgrades; electric start, better electrics, turn signals and disc brakes. Last year came the big news; Royal Enfield’s newly engineered Continental 650 cc Twins, available in two models, the Continental 650 cc Twin and sportier GT 650 cc Twin Cafe Racer, were 26 - Southern Biker Magazine
launched to international kudos. Sales rocketed to record highs; demand for Continental 650’s forcing the factory to hire extra help (aiming to produce 4,000 to 5000 units per month up from 2,500 in April). The company is also planning to open an additional factory in Thailand to service growing back orders from the US, Australia and Thailand, not to mention the UK. The Continental and GT are powered by identical 648 cc parallel-twin liquid -cooled engines producing 47 bhp delivering impressive rear wheel power via their newly designed six-speed gearbox. The powerful GT’s are sleek, sexy, smooth to boot! The engine feels quite happy accelerating from 30 MPH in sixth gear to 70 without issues. Speedshifting at 4,000 RPM proved more than adequate negotiating ordinary riding needs, blazingly fast as a Spitfire at 6,500 RPM when adrenaline called for a bit more adventure.
CONTINENTAL GT - THE ULTIMATE
Fellow veteran road sports rider, George Smith and I decided to match his 2015 Motto Guzzi V7 750cc racer against the GT, see how they compared over normal bend swinging. Properly suited up, visors down, the bikes nosed off for a test ride on sparsely trafficked country roads, ideal for bending speed limits, from time to time switching mounts to better compare notes. “The first word that comes to mind after riding the RE is ‘adequate’ “George notes,” but that has all the wrong connotations. The GT has enough power, is comfortable, has a total lack of drama with its sharp handling - in short, a stellar bike. I felt completely at home and in control before I had ever reached sixth gear. Chasing a well-ridden Guzzi over unfamiliar country roads, I felt the confidence and control that let
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me relax and imagine myself an above average rider. Comparing the GT to the Guzzi V7 was a natural match. Both bikes make almost the same power and weight is similar. The GT proved smoother at speed but has a slight tingle in the grips. The Guzzi throbs, but not obnoxiously and I doubt either would interfere with the exhilarating enjoyment of a ride. The Enfield suspension is exponentially more comfortable on rough roads; I felt really dialed in. Saddles on both are firm but the RE felt just the same at the end of the ride as at the start, where the Guzzi is suggesting a break might be in order. While the Guzzi extra 100 cc gave it a slight edge in our top-gear roll-on, the GT proved slightly faster. Even sitting in the driveway, the sporty GT looks like a seductively crouched hungry tiger, eager to gobble up the competition, on the track that is – can’t wait to sign up!
Here is the sporty Royal Enfield GT alongside the Moto Guzzi 750, even the horses had to admire them
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