Let's face it, there are no shortage of biker babes at the Sturgis Rally. Some are good, some are bad and some are... well leave it at that. Here's 10 beauties we spotted over the week.
Wait, they DON'T have mean streets in Finland?
Those Finns take their Kustom Kulture very seriously. Ever since he was a kid, Juha Kaukola has been in love with hot rods and muscle cars-and his bikes show it. From the Stromberg carbs down to the wheel spinners and Lakester-style exhaust, Juha's Shovelhead, named "Rebelene" after a Stray Cats rockabilly hip-shaker, is a true hot rod Harley.
An epic showdown of Harley-Davidson Sportsters showed up at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during the 76th Sturgis Rally to battle for trophies, prizes and the ever important bragging rights. The variety of Sportsters were fantastically varied, from dual 26" wheeled low rider style machines to a XLCR that looked like it rolled out of a dealership time machine from 1978. Take a look at the photos and videos and you're bound to see something of the quad-cam variety that strikes your fancy.
STURGIS AUG 8-9 | UPDATE
-Monday, August 8, 2016
Main Street Photo Towers are open 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily.
Daily press conferences will take place at 1:00 in the Sturgis Community Center located at 1401 Lazelle. You can usually find parking on the north side of the building near the tennis courts or across the street along the creek.
Live bands will take the stage at the Harley-Davidson Rally Point from noon until 3 and 4 until 7.
Harley-Davidson is open for demo rides and numerous other exhibits on the Community Center lot at 1401 Lazelle.
Once Paul arrives in Sturgis, he will set up at the Rockford Fosgate booth on 4th and Lazelle for the duration of the rally. He will also preside over the Baddest Bagger event on August 9 at the Full Throttle Saloon. Paul will also be at the Ironhorse Saloon at the Grease and Gears stage doing a live bike rehab of a Road Glide on Wednesday August 10th starting at noon. And, for the first time, Hot Leathers will carry the full line of Bagger Nation apparel at every outlet in Sturgis. The 76th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally looks to be the definitive event on this year's motorcycle calendar, with hundreds of thousands of people attending from all over the world, and Paul Yaffe's Bagger Nation is all over it.
The combative tone that has engrossed the U.S. presidential election isn't helping one of the most well-known American brands sell more products, says its chief.
The contentious election season "is damaging to the American brand, and it's damaging to the health and well-being of American companies who are trying to do business such as Harley-Davidson (HOG) ," the company's President and CEO Matt Levatich told TheStreet in a phone interview. Levatich, who has lived outside the U.S. for work twice in his career, said, "Harley-Davidson is in 90-plus countries worldwide and our brand identity is connected strongly to the ideals of America, and when the ideals of America seem to no longer be our ideals anymore, it can't help things."