Motorcycles Tech roars into the Sturgis motorcycle rally

21:26  17 august  2017
21:26  17 august  2017 Source:   TechRepublic

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The Sturgis motorcycle rally , located in the Black Hills in western South Dakota, has attracted 500,000 to 750,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts every August since 1938 for a week of drag racing, death-defying stunts, and roaring concerts.

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Sturgis, South Dakota - August 8, 2014: Rider in the main street of the city of Sturgis, in South Dakota, USA, during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally© Tiago Lopes Fernandez, Getty Images Sturgis, South Dakota - August 8, 2014: Rider in the main street of the city of Sturgis, in South Dakota, USA, during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

What happens when 500,000 motorcycles converge on a town of 6,000 people? According to Brad Jurgensen of Homeslice Media, "[The region] just explodes into this giant city of motorcycles and trailers. As it's grown from something that started as just racing and hillclimbing to the behemoth it is now, digital transition has been at Sturgis every step of the way."

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The Sturgis motorcycle rally, located in the Black Hills in western South Dakota, has attracted 500,000 to 750,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts every August since 1938 for a week of drag racing, death-defying stunts, and roaring concerts. The event, famous for attracting gnarly bikers and weekend warriors alike, is a significant economic driver of the region and is a hub for motorcycle culture, a group that's being transformed rapidly by technology.

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Homeslice Media begins planning for the event months in advance, and Jurgensen says the rally--which is also one of the largest music festivals in the country--is steeped in technology. "From the technology music and bands use to how businesses operate with each other and how money is transacted to how the [cross-country] ride is different with wearable technology on the motorcycle ... it's a different animal and it's all exploded over the past decade or so," he said.

Motorcycle stalwart and rally sponsor Harley Davidson is now manufacturing electric bikes, and the company uses machine learning to generate fresh lead sales. "The growth of [the rally] is obviously because this is a 77-year-old event, but also because, as the world shrinks because of technology, big giant companies use [tech] to their advantage ... to develop new models, new types of riders, and to grow to women riders ... the fastest growing demographic of riders."

Top 10 Motorcycle Theft Statistics For 2017

  Top 10 Motorcycle Theft Statistics For 2017 The latest Theft and Recovery Report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Nobody likes a motorcycle thief yet statistics show that this criminal act is a growing activity in certain parts of the country. The latest numbers compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) were released this week and it shows that 2016 delivered a two-percent rise in motorcycle thefts over the previous year. A total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2016 compared to 45,555 reported in 2015. On the positive side, bike thievery is down considerably—about 30 percent—from what it was 10 years ago. Any idea where most of those thefts occurred? Or what state had the least number of bikes stolen? We scanned the latest NICB report on motorcycle thefts and gathered up the top 10 statistics that we thought were the most interesting. Honda is the manufacturer with the most thefts (in 2016) at 9,052. Number two is Yamaha, followed by Suzuki in third, Kawasaki in fourth, and Harley-Davidson in fifth. Scooter maker TaoTao is behind H-D in sixth, KTM in seventh, and Ducati is in eighth. BMW motorcycles rank 11th. Number of motorcycles reported stolen in 2016: 46,467 Statistics indicate that motorcycle theft is a seasonal crime. The summer months of June, July, August and September account for the most thefts with the peak in August.

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The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the experience of a lifetime in a place where on the horizon in anticipation of the 77th Annual Sturgis ® Motorcycle Rally ™. 2:00 PM. 35th and Taylor - Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main.

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"A decade ago we would use print media to try to introduce new models, new parts, and new tech installs. Now [the entire rally] is on your phone. Video, links, That whole [motorcycle] consumer base has transitioned to a digital world," Jurgensen said.

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Rally Races. In 1936, a small motorcycle club in Sturgis was formed, dedicated simply to riding and racing. This year we celebrate the 77th Sturgis ® Motorcycle Rally ™ and we have come a long way from 200 people showing up for racing, riding and entertainment.

That’s the way with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally , Pappy Hoel’s old Motorcycle Classic—it’s 77 years old and growing. Take a moment to look into the faces in the black and white photographs. The young racers posed on their motorcycles seem a bit like saints.

Every part of the ride is now digital. The Internet of Things (IoT) has a profound impact on biker culture, Jurgensen said, from Bluetooth-connected climate-controlled gloves to in-helmet communication devices to performance feedback systems. "There's a litany of ... apps for your phone that can tell you if there's something wrong, or a belt that's about to be blown, or oil leak somewhere," he explained. "It's something you have to see to believe to understand how technologically advanced some of these bikes have become."

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