The Buffalo Chip Challenge student bike build plans to take bagger bravado to a whole new level for the 2012 Sturgis Rally. At Brown High School in Sturgis, students are beginning the initial stages of the build with lead instructor Keith Terry that will convert a stock Harley-Davidson Road King donated by Black Hills-Harley Davidson into a one-of-a-kind custom touring classic. The initial phase of the bike build will give students insights on how concept design, parts layout and planning play into building a custom bike.
“This program does so much to enhance student’s skill sets, confidence and abilities,” says Keith Terry of Terry Components. “Probably the greatest insight students are gaining with the program is how to relate things they are learning in other classes to this real world application. Removing the front end of the bike and modifying its rake and trail, has as much to do with students geometry class as it has to do with building a bike.”
The finished Buffalo Chip Challenge motorcycle will be auctioned off during the 2012 Sturgis Rally in support of the 5th annual Legends Ride, which has given more than $200,000 to local Black Hills charities thus far.
At MPN, we love this story because it engages students in motorcycling. A project like this builds buzz throughout the entire student body, raising awareness of motorcycling and careers in the industry.
Stay updated on the progress of the build on the Buffalo Chip Challenge build at facebook.com/SturgisLegendsRide.