Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Pappy Hoel Campground Named Official Campground Of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie stated “Our partnership with the Pappy Hoel Campground is a win – win. We all want the very best for our attendees and we are confident that those who choose to enjoy the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally while staying at the Pappy Hoel Campground will most definitely have a great Rally experience”.
The Pappy Hoel Campground, named in honor of the founder of the Sturgis Rally by Michael Ballard and Jesse James Dupree, is all about the Rally enthusiast. The 600- acre venue is located within minutes of downtown Sturgis on Hwy 79. Guests can choose from a great selection of lodging amenities including cabins and spacious RV and tent sites. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of an Olympic size pool, an on-site restaurant and a grocery store. Daily entertainment includes Sons of Speed Vintage Motorcycle Racing, world-class concerts by the hottest bands, Harley-Davidson demo rides and much more. Additionally, Harley-Davidson’s pin-stop, now called the H.O.G. check-in, will be hosted exclusively at the Pappy Hoel Campground. The 78th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle RallyTM takes place August 3–12.

We always talk about the aging Harley bikers population abandoning the sport. What about the current generation of factory and plant workers getting older and entering retirement? As a first test, Harley-Davidson is testing in its factory in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a youth apprenticeship program to attract young talents. As the current generation of factory and plant workers gets older and phases into retirement, companies like Harley-Davidson are in increasingly desperate need of skilled tradespeople. Harley has launched a new youth mentorship program at its factory in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, in hopes of bringing up the next generation of skilled trades. The program includes 17 juniors and seniors from a Tech High School and gives them a chance to learn with the 1800-member staff.

Turban-wearing Sikhs In Alberta Allowed To Ride Motorcycles Without A Helmet Starting April 12. During decades in North America the Sikh community has requested for this exemption in recognition of its civil rights and religious expression. Province of Alberta joins Manitoba and British Columbia in allowing exemption, which comes into effect in Alberta on April 12


15 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 rebel Apr 5th, 2018 at 8:10 am

    a larger, uglier helmet should be designed for them to wear until all forced helmet laws are abolished.

  2. 2 Zundap Apr 5th, 2018 at 9:51 am

    One dump without a good helmet and they won’t have too worry about the law.

  3. 3 BobS Apr 5th, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Funny thing is the Sikh style turbin is probably better head protection than the little plastic beanies posers wear because they’re all about what other people think of their looks “mushroom head”.

  4. 4 Tom Ryan Apr 5th, 2018 at 10:15 am

    We too, have a lot of snivelling pussy snowflake politicians up here in Canada who don’t want to upset their voting base. (I guess having religious expression gets you to heaven quicker!)

  5. 5 Lyle Landstrom Apr 5th, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Can’t a guy ride to Sturgis unofficially anymore?

  6. 6 BOSS HAWG Apr 5th, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I for one appreciate the apprenticeship program HD is doing now.

    Our staff is aging also. We try to hire a “less fortunate” student to work with us part-time every summer while in between high school and college…when we do, we all learn from one another and have fun doing it.

    Boss Hawg

  7. 7 BD Apr 5th, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    GEEZ I see the Canadiens area group of politically correct dipwads also!!!! P.C. the end of the world as we know it

  8. 8 Woody's Apr 6th, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Very sad when a democracy decides one’s religious beliefs are more important than civil laws. The Sikh have a tradition of great bravery in battle, yet a practice of peace in their beliefs. It’s a shame that people have to wear helmets in the first place just because of a law, but a travesty that any group gets special exemptions simply because of their religion. Religion isn’t like race or gender, it’s a choice, and nobody should be able to legally break laws because of a choice. Civil disobedience is based on knowing there will be punishment involved while one willingly breaks laws. Get a good artist to airbrush a turban on the helmet.

  9. 9 Chris Apr 6th, 2018 at 9:56 am

    As a sniveling [email protected] snowflake lefty (thanks, Tom Ryan for your erudite contribution to the discourse) I agree with Woody’s. I wear a helmet, but believe it ought to be up to the rider to decide. I like the Florida mode where you can ride without a helmet as long as you are sufficiently insured in the event that your head meets the pavement.

    The test of freedom is, you are free to do as you choose as long as it does not impinge upon the freedoms of others. If your accident-induced medical bills won’t end up being paid for by the state or taxpayers, then ride on without the lid.

  10. 10 Xenu Apr 6th, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    A Sikh friend of mine wears a baseball cap instead of a turban and has a stubble beard. Two blocks away is a popular Sikh community center. Some men wear wear turbans, some wear golf hats. I guess it depends on your need to commit to tradition, not just your faith.

  11. 11 Aaron! Apr 8th, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    What a pussies here! Upset because Sikhs get to go lidless and you don’t?

    Bravo to the Sikh community for being organized.

  12. 12 Woody's Apr 10th, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    2Aaron! Why the anger and yelling, especially when you aren’t even correct? The Sikh community didn’t win because they were organized, they won because a stupid government caved in to a religious group. They are the pussies, if there are any. When the people of a supposedly free country elect representatives to make laws, they should expect those laws to be enforced, or thrown out. Religion is a behavioral choice, nothing more or less. If you choose a behavior that’s contrary to civil law, it’s civil disobedience and you’re supposed to accept the punishment, each and every time you choose to break the law. The Boy/Girl Scouts, AMA or AARP could “organize” 100x as much as the Sikh did, and never be allowed to ignore a helmet law that everyone else has to follow. Canada isn’t the only country to do this, the US and others have been just as stupid, and legislators who give exemptions like this should be jailed, or at least removed from office as “unsuitable”. Why pay people to pass laws if they also get paid to ignore them?

  13. 13 Aaron! Apr 10th, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Woody: need a safe place?
    Did you get offended?
    Need a tissue?

    I’d pay money to watch you tell a Sikh he is a pussy.

  14. 14 Woody's Apr 10th, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Aaron, I’d never do that, and if you re-read what I wrote, I didn’t do that. I said the stupid government was the pussies. Then I wasted my time talking to you as if you actually wanted a conversation. My bad.

  15. 15 SIkh-Fukh Apr 11th, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    And do not receive medical treatment in case of an accident surely.. What they do?
    Oh wait they pay for their own treatment .. What they don’t?
    I get it, their insurance premium is tripled .. isn’t?

    Funny that, religious fantasies paid for by all the others. Sick to my stomach

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