Starting tomorrow, April 5, 2017, Scottsdale, AZ will be hosting the highly anticipated Arizona Bike Week 2017! The event will be held at Westwood of Scottsdale (16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ) and will run until Sunday, April 9th. This is the 21st year of the event, and there will be many festivities to celebrate – including rides, daily demos, stunt shows, music, food, and more! Rock bands and artists KoRn, Bret Michaels, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, and more! This is a party you won’t want to miss!
The Brand New 2017 Harley Davidson Street Rod promises to be a fun time, with the highly anticipated High Output Revolution X™ V-Twin engine, that boasts 46 cu in and a bore/stroke of 3.4/2.6 in. It’s safe to say with this model, Harley-Davidson is at it again! The Street Rod has always been one of our most favorite line of motorcycles over here at BON, and 2017 looks to be a promising year for the longtime Harley-Davidson model. This year’s Street Rod is a muscular middle-weight bike built to blitz the city streets.
Back during the Christmas season, we introduced you to the amazing acapella band, Home Free. And we are so glad we did, because fast forward a few months, and they’re covering Keith Urban’s new song “Blue Ain’t Your Color“, and you have to hear it. We love Keith Urban, right? We’re going to develop some real love for Home Free today too! The boys of Home Free added a sweet Motown twist to the song, which rose to popularity rapidly when it was released by country hottie, Keith Urban.
Have you found yourself wondering if motorcycle clubs are just for men and their old ladies? Times are changing in the motorcycle community, as more and more women are taking charge of the iron horse, and with those times, motorcycle clubs exclusively for ladies are becoming more and more popular of a concept. Today, we’ll be telling you about just 5 of the many motorcycle clubs for women that are out there today.
Getting Ready For A Biker Rally: The Difference Between Men and Women
How many times have you wanted to tell a cager just to back the f*@k up? But it’s a lot of work, dismounting from your bike, walking up to a mindless idiot driver, and trying to get them to listen. Well, those days are a thing of the past – because Skull Society just released a badass biker tee that will tell all those dumb, distracted drivers the very important message for you. It is the perfect tee to kick off the 2017 riding season with!
The Byrds – “I Wasn’t Born To Follow” (1968)
From The Ballad of Easy Rider for The Columbia Motion Picture Film “Easy Rider”
Forget about the days of putting a slice of pineapple underneath the burger bun. Those day have passed. Thanks to the BBQ Pit Boys, everyone now knows what the future of the pineapple burger looks like – these BBQ masters have made the ultimate pineapple bacon burger and they’ve put the pineapple right inside the burger patty. It’ll have you wondering why you didn’t think of doing it yourself years ago. The best part is? We’ve got their video tutorial to share with you to day on how to make their signature pineapple bacon burger so you can get to making your very own too!
YouTuber lawmansbabe1969 has provided us with some pretty epic internet gold for today! She uploaded some video a few year back of her man’s first ever ride on a Harley-Davidson (if we’re not mistaken, it was his first ride ever), and it goes so horribly wrong, that we can’t help but share it. There’s seriously more wrong than right in this video – so much so that we might actually use it as a reason to hand out some helpful beginner’s riding tips in this post.
It’s no secret that vehicle thefts are on an all time rise, and motorcycles are no exception to it. More than 40,000 motorcycles are stolen each year in the United States – a total of 45,555 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2015 alone – so what can you do to prevent yourself from falling victim to having yours stolen? The video we have for you today details an incredible 110db Alarm Disc Lock for your motorcycle – which is a must have when our iron horses are being targeted by thieves.
Holy crap. It is estimated that only 4.4% of deer crashes in the United States involve motorcyclists. That is why it is so shocking that during a Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a deer would run across the road and take out a motorcyclist while attempting to jump over him. No joke, it really happened. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is done worldwide, on the same day, every year, to raise awareness for prostate cancer – but this particular deer did not care on that day. The motorcyclist himself is incredibly lucky, as most deer vs motorcycle crashes prove to be fatal.
Chrome isn’t just a browser on your desktop screen, ladies and gents, it’s a versatile styling tool when it comes to your bikes, your cars, and just about anything else you want to see shine! The chrome movement is still going strong; a large portion of the motorcycle community does still have an appreciation for it despite the hype that follows it, and that’s why today, we’re sharing video with you of an insane spray on chrome – it literally appears just before your eyes! You have to see it to believe it!
Matias Ferreira, a 28 year old motorcyclist and Marine Corps Veteran just became the first double-amputee to hold a full-time Police Officer position in the United States. The Afghanistan War Veteran was sworn in as an officer to the Suffolk County, NY Police Department on Friday, March 24, 2017 after having just completed 29 weeks of police training at the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island. Ferreria was a Lance Corporal in the Marines in 2011 when he was injured; he lost his legs just below the knee during a nighttime operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
This is not your average song/lyrics share. Today’s motorcycle music is played on a vintage Glaser Steers (Speedminder) turntable, Heathkit / Daystrom branded; a 1955 RCA 20-6260 at 78 rpm. This is not something you get to witness every day. Enjoy, BON Family!
Today’s video will take you back to the days of riding on those long, twisty, and totally unsafe back roads with your parents. If we could name this particular video, it would be one word, and one word only: nostalgia. This is how you remember dad and all of his biker buddies – riding old school bikes that they likely pieced together all weekend long. And there are no days you remember better as a kid, watching them with their bikes, knowing someday, you’d be doing the same thing.
Bacon Bourbon Monkey Bread
*DISCLAIMER* – No bikers were hurt in the making of this video. (At least we don’t think so.)
Just kidding! Today’s video is a hilarious scene from the 2002 movie “The Sweetest Thing“, starring Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, and Selma Blair. “The Sweetest Thing” is an American romantic comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and written by Nancy Pimental, who based the characters on herself and real-life friend Kate Walsh. In the clip we have for you today, bikini-clad stars Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate ruin the life of a biker in the funniest way!
If you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with the Food Network. And why not? They hold the key to the food world. They’ve saved my ass on so many occasions, and have given me the knowledge and expertise to throw barbecues all summer long that make my neighbors envious. That’s an important skill when it comes to being a member of the motorcycle community, which is why today, we’re giving you the in on how to make bacon-wrapped avocado eggs. They’d be a fine appetizer at any barbecue, or even a simple, yet delicious addition to your breakfast regimen. Thanks to the Food Network, even your most avocado-hating friends will be loving this delicious bacon wrapped treat.
This bike cop from Grand Prairie, TX will blow you away with his insane motorcycle riding skills! Police Officers who serve their communities via motorcycle have to pass a series of exams and skill tests, with their primary responsibilities on the force including, but not being limited to traffic enforcement, escort assignments, and special event traffic control, and in addition, those who become a motorcycle cop may sometimes be dispatched to patrol calls as a back-up or as a primary unit if needed. To become a motorcycle cop, officers must already be employed as police officers and must have between 2 and 4 years of experience, depending on the agency in which they work for.
L.A. Guns – “Electric Gypsy” (1988)
Written by Philip Lewis, Steve Riley, Tracii Gunns
BON and Skull Society need your help! The Spring 2017 riding season has officially began, and we’ve kicked off a new campaign that could save a biker’s life! It could save your life, and the lives of those you love! Help us spread the word to drivers everywhere – PUT THE PHONE DOWN!!! We’ve seen it far too often. Bikers are killed every day across America, and it could be easily prevented!
The Alice in Chains Tribute Band Face Lift kicked off Daytona Bike Week 2017 at the Rok Bar on Daytona Beach, and trust us, you can’t wait to see exclusive video from the performance! Face Lift hails from Chicago, IL and boasts band members Brendan Maier (Vocals), Willie Max (Lead Guitar), Guy Bazilewich (Bass), and Rick Cuevas (Drums). The band concentrates solely on the Layne Staley period and performs such well-known hits as “Man In The Box”, “Rooster”, and “Would?”, as well as many others.
Few things are more iconic to Daytona Beach than the Main Street strip at Daytona Bike Week! Enjoy what Daytona Bike Week 2017’s Main Street strip has to offer with these exclusive video from the event! See all of the bikes, the babes, and the infamous Bike Week Banner!
Today, March 10, 2017, kicks off Daytona Beach Bike Week’s 76TH year. That’s a lot of years to keep the biggest motorcycle party in the US going strong. But how much do we really know about the history of the event? When did it first start? What was it like right at the beginning? Today, we’ll be answering those questions, and giving you a detailed history on how Daytona Beach’s Bike Week has evolved over the course of 76 long, amazing years.
BMW Motorrad is excited for the 76TH Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week, as it’s their first opportunity to showcase their brand new 2017 BMW K 1600 B model on the East Coast. They’ve dubbed it their most stylish and smooth touring motorcycle, and it’s one of the first bagger bikes on their six-cylinder K 1600 platform. The German manufacturing company developed this specific motorcycle model with American riders and American roads in mind – and all of the Daytona Bike Week 2017 attendees will have the opportunity to check it out this week.
We know some of you will be logging some serious miles today as you head into Daytona, FL for the 76th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week. Nothing makes the ride smoother than a badass playlist – and that’s why we’ve dug up 3 incredible hours of the best motorcycle music for you to cruise into Daytona with! Ahhhh, few things are better than coasting down the open road on two wheels, with the exhaust purring, and the music playing.
The excitement is in the air today, as the 76th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week kicks off! Today is the day, BON family! Bike week attendees have been trickling into Daytona throughout this past week, getting ready for the biggest motorcycle party of the year. Today, thousands more will head into Daytona as Bike Week officially gets underway. Daytona city officials expect 500,000 bikers to cruise down Main Street for the 10-day festival, which will run now through March 19th.
The 76th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week starts in less than 48 hours, and ahead of the festivities, we’re giving you the lowdown on the best motorcycle shows scheduled to rock your experience at the event! While there will be awesome vendors, bodacious babes, fabulous eats, and sunshine for miles, we cannot let the opportunity pass to honorably mention the 5 best custom motorcycle shows of Daytona Bike Week 2017! Check out what’s to come right here on BON!
If you haven’t yet heard of the Sons of Speed Inaugural Race, that is set to debut during this year’s Daytona Bike Week, you are missing out! Inspired by early twentieth-century board-track racers, the Sons of Speed race summons all that we love about motorcycle history, taking us back to the world of the stripped down, wide-open approach to motorcycle riding. Tickets have been selling fast for the highly anticipated race, that will feature twenty daredevil motorcycle racers. It will run Saturday, March 18, 2017 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna, Florida.
This week, the Daytona, FL Chamber of Commerce named artist Mathew Hintz as the official artist of Daytona Bike Week 2017. Hintz created the official poster for the 76th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week with a distinctive layered-paint style, depicting a classic motorcycle fuel tank with a Florida palm tree reflected in the chrome gas cap. Hintz is the proud owner of his very own art studio, Hintz Studios, and has been creating beautiful pieces of motorcycle-inspired art for over 20 years.
The contest is well underway to win the official motorcycle of Daytona Bike Week 2017, with nearly 3,000 tickets already sold to date! The fully customized 2010 Harley-Davidson Ultra Class will go home with one lucky Daytona Bike Week participant, no matter how many tickets are sold for the contest. The contest, much like this motorcycle, is very unique – there are a limited number of entries, meaning only 4,500 tickets can be sold. However, the contest will still go on if that number hasn’t been met. Have you bought your ticket for the contest yet?
The 76th Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week is now less than a week away, and as always, the event promises to be an action packed week filled with motorcycles, babes, brews, food, and the best that Florida has to offer in the music scene. We’ve got the exclusive on one of the most sought-after shows during this year’s Daytona Bike Week – NOVA REX will be performing nearly all week long, Wednesday March 15th – Saturday March 18th right at Daytona Bike Weeks #1 destination, Main Street Station!
At 10:30AM EST today, March 6, 2017, the American nu metal band KoRn took to the internet to announce their “Summer of Serenity” tour dates! The tour will span over the months of June and July, and will head to several different cities across the United States! KoRn will share the stage with Stone Sour, Yelawolf, Skillet, Babymetal, and Ded Islander for this epic two-month long tour! Get all of the dates and locations right here at BON! Pre-sale, VIP, and Meet and Greet tickets go up for sale tomorrow at 10:00AM (local time) using password sos17! General tickets will go on sale Friday 03/10/2017 at 10:00AM.
The Palm Coast Seafood Festival is set to kick off for the first weekend of the 76th Annual Daytona Bike week, and we can’t wait to dish out all of the deliciousness that will be available to you during the festival! The Seafood Fest will run Saturday March 11th and Sunday March 12th from 12:00PM to 8:00PM, at Town Center. It will boast reserved motorcycle parking, as well as putting the emphasis on a classic car show, a kids zone, a corn hole competition and, of course, the seafood- coconut shrimp, peel-and-eat-shrimp, fried shrimp, shrimp and grits; lobster bisque and lobster rolls; crab cakes, crawfish, calamari and conch chowder.
Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach is the world’s largest Indian Motorcycle dealership – and they’re gearing up for the biggest week in Florida! The 76th Annual Daytona Bike Week is just 7 short days away, and Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach is readying for their Indian Motorcycles Expo at the event. The expo will run on Daytona Bike Week’s Opening Day, March 10, 2017, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach boasts a state-of-the-art showroom that you definitely don’t want to miss!
Freedom comes in many forms.
That is the official message from Roadtrek Motorhomes about Daytona Bike Week 2017. It is the basis of their commercial for the 76th Annual Bike Week, that begins only one week from today in Daytona Beach, FL. And it is laden with so much truth, and so much emotion. They’re right – freedom does come in so many different forms. While most of us search for freedom on only two wheels, Roadtrek Motorhomes wants all of us to know that freedom knows no limits.
The 76th Annual Daytona Bike Week kicks off one week from today, on March 10, 2017 and runs through March 19, 2017. The highly anticipated event will feature several American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned events for riders, racers and motorcycle fans of all ages,which include a road ride and racing in many disciplines. Attendees are encouraged to get involved in as many of the events as they can, so today, right here at BON, we have the official events schedule for Daytona Bike Week 2017, straight from the American Motorcycle Association. Get a load of everything going on at this year’s Daytona Bike Week, below.
Whaaaat?! Did you ever think you’d see the words “Poison”, “original lineup”, and “new tour” together in a single sentence ever again?! You’re not crazy – Poison, the American Rock Band that hit the height of their success in the 1980’s has some pretty big news and you are going to love it!! The band has announced their first headline tour in more than a decade, with their original band lineup, detailing 6 separate shows for their 2017 North American tour that will feature bands Def Leppard and Tesla. The Poison lineup features all original bands members – singer Bret Michaels, guitarist CC DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett.
50 years ago today, on March 1, 1967, it was a historical day for the late English Rock Band, The Beatles. It was the day they began recording the insanely popular song ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds‘, which was written by Beatles’ singer and co-founder John Lennon, though it was always credited to him and bandmate Paul McCartney.
YouTuber RelentlessIrons18 wrote and shared an incredibly tragic and moving biker poem through his personal YouTube, and we’d be heartless if we didn’t share it with our beautiful BON Family. Get the tissues ready for this one, because it is sad, and scary, and you won’t see that ending coming.
Have you ever listened to motorcycle slang and wondered what it means? Can you differentiate between a bobber and a bar hopper? Do you know what a rat bike is? If you answered no to any of the above questions, don’t sweat it, because at BON today, we’re hashing out 10 funny, yet accurate motorcycle terms, that’ll give you the upper hand on knowing what all the crazy motorcycle slang means. Are you ready?
Pro Harley-Davidson Stunt Rider Christina Billings is one of the most badass lady bikers out there today. She is well versed in the world of motorcycle stunt riding, and competes regularly in motorcycle stunt competitions. Her bike of choice? The 2015 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200. Weighing in at 584 lbs in running condition, the 2015 Sportster 1200 is a difficult bike for anyone to perform stunts on, as its much heavier than the typical stunt bikes, but Christina does it with ease. Today, we have exclusive video of her performing stunts on her personal Sportster (plus, other bikes), and it is amazing!
The younger generation of today remembers “Simple Man‘ as a mainstream rock song performed by the popular modern rock band Shinedown. And while Shinedown did amazing things with their cover of the song, it originally was released in 1973 and quickly rose to fame as one of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s most popular songs. Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member and frontman Ronald Wayne “Ronnie” Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977), co-wrote the infamous tune, and at one point performed it in all of its raw and beautiful glory as a vocals-only track. Today we have that performance right here at BON, and it will give you goosebumps.
Holy shit, brothers and sisters. The happenings in today’s video will certainly get your blood pumping. We love stories about bikers doing the right thing – the typical stereotype doesn’t help any of us, honestly, and when we get the proof of a biker going above and beyond to help someone else, we can’t help but share it with all of you. So this biker is stuck in gridlock traffic. He just stops for a light, when you hear a beep, and out of freakin’ nowhere this dude runs past him at full speed, clutching a stolen purse in his hand. Seriously, where did the dude come from?
Motorcycle Girl By Cruzados
There’s an amazing group of motorcyclists that hail out of Madison, WI, named “Hogs For Heroes”. Founded by two brothers and their wives – Kevin, Audra, Craig, Michelle – their mission is simply to help as many Veterans in Wisconsin as they can. “Hogs For Heroes” was born when Kevin wanted to combine two long time passions of his, supporting Veterans and riding motorcycles – and in the fall of 2014, he read an article on the therapeutic benefits of motorcycle ownership among Veterans who live with PTSD. From there he choose to focus specifically on Wisconsin Veterans. Fast forward almost three years, and Kevin and “Hogs For Heroes” is now seeking a Veteran to gift a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle to.
SkullSociety.com was the go-to place last year for all Daytona Bike Week 2016 gear, and 2017 is no different! The masterminds at Skull Society have designed and created an exclusive line of tees and mugs for the 76th Annual Daytona Bike Week, and today, we’re highlighting the best of the collection – all of which are available for you to purchase and receive before Daytona Bike Week 2017 kicks off! Are you ready for the biggest motorcycle show in Florida? Check out Skull Society’s exclusive Daytona Bike Week 2017 line of merchandise below!
You know that it’s officially March when Harley-Davidson is in Daytona, FL. In about 2 weeks, the 76th Annual Daytona Bike Week kicks off, and the popular American Motorcycle manufacturer is ready to wow the highly anticipated event, which is scheduled to run from March 11th through the 18th. It’s going to be a whole week of bikes, babes, food, vendors, and of course, Harley-Davidson. Harley is promising to bring the “big show” to the festivities, boasting an expansive venue at the event, and offering special events, parties, and free demo rides on all 2017 models, including their Touring editions that feature the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine.
2017 is a big year for Triumph Motorcycles – they’ve release three brand new motorcycle models in a series they’re calling the Street Triple. The series consists of the Street Triple S, the Street Triple R, and the Street Triple RS. They all feature a 765 CC triple engine with 121 units of horsepower. The street will never be the same again with these three badboys racing down it – all have their own unique stylings and are helping Triumph owners find newer, faster roads.
As bikers, bacon is a huge, huge part of our lives. It is the staple for any and every get together or barbecue we attend with our brothers and sisters. It is a versatile part of every meal – it can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even desserts. So today, we thought it’d be fun here at BON to test your bacon knowledge – check out the many different types of bacon, below.