July 18, 2008 -- Motorcycle entrepreneur and owner of the world's largest dealership, Destination Daytona, Bruce Rossmeyer has teamed up with the preeminent manufacturers of "Old School" Sucker Punch Sally's to create a limited edition series of motorcycles that both celebrates the 50th anniversary one of the first fully suspended American motorcycles that changed the face of motorcycles and captured the bold, no nonsense style of a true, Sucker Punch Sally's one off custom motorcycle.
The limited edition "Destination Duo" features a powerful reproduction Panhead power plant, 5 speed kick and electric start transmission, original style 2 into 2 exhaust combination with rear suspension, functional custom leather pogo seat, optional buddy seat, and choice of a springer or hydraulic front-end. This bike will encompasses the look of the first year of the American fully suspended functionally driven motorcycle.
There will be 50 limited edition, Destination Duo motorcycles built, each with its own commemorative serial number, with "serial number one" of the series to be auctioned off as part of the first annual Legends Ride. In addition to the number frame on the motorcycle, each will have a numbered motor, custom leather seat also numbered, and a limited edition print from renowned hotrod artist, Sara Ray.
"This is the first of many projects that my company Sucker Punch Sally's and Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona will partner in. We both believe in the resurrection of this classic bike and what better way to launch it than at a great benefit like the Legends Ride in Sturgis" said Christian Clayton President of Sucker Sally's.
Scheduled for Thursday, August 7th during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Legends Ride presented by the Legendary Buffalo Chip and sponsored by the City of Deadwood has already raised over $20,000 for the Kids & Chrome Foundation, which in turn benefits the Children's Home Society and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.
An all star roster of celebrities from film, television, music and the world of premium cigars are set to kick of the event's festivities in historic Deadwood along with over 20 legendary custom bike builders including Roger Bourget, Billy Lane, Chica, Jerry Covington and Roland Sands.
After enjoying a variety of entertainment at Deadwood Tobacco Company and an exclusive appearance by the Playboy Playmates at The Silverado-Franklin Gaming Complex, Legends Ride participants are escorted on a beautiful 50 mile ride through "The Hills of Dakota" on the way to the Legendary Buffalo Chip for food, drinks and concert featuring the red hot country duo "Sugarland" and rock and roll hall of famers "ZZ Top."
Tickets for the Legends Ride may be purchased for $150 online at www.legendsride.com or for $200 the day of the event. Participants will receive a souvenir gift pack which includes an official event T-shirt, poster and other sponsor items, plus food, drinks and concert admission.