Cory Ness — Victory Sturgis Buffalo Chip Bike — Motorcycle USA

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Victory Cory Ness Cross Country

Cory Ness — Sturgis Buffalo Chip

We talk to custom builder Ness and owner of the Sturgis Chip, Rod ‘Woody’ Woodruff, this year’s Sturgis Sweepstakes bike, a custom Cross Country. Hear run down the customization process in our Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes Victory Cross Country

To what extreme would you go to own a motorcycle customized by none than Cory Ness. a finger, donate an internal sell a sibling? What if we you could indeed own a Victory Country with bodywork by Cory and the Ness crew going to such extremes?

true, courtesy of Rod “Woody” and the good people at the Sturgis Chip. because one lucky to The Chip during the Sturgis 2013 will win this as part of the annual Sturgis Sweepstakes.

“We always to do the best. We started giving away because, hey, a motorcycle place. All the people are very enthusiastic about it and a … motorcycle.

American-made, absolutely gorgeous, and Cory customized it. It just doesn’t get any than that,” said in our recent interview.

The prize year has been sweetened more with the inclusion of a Epiphone Les Paul Studio Music and motorcycles are what The all about because nobody close to putting out a concert during Sturgis like the Buffalo Chip. They’ve locked in the likes of ZZ Top, Kid Mastodon,

When it came to choose a custom builder for the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes Woody from The Chip selecting Cory was a no-brainer.

The Rider Sweepstakes Bike, by the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, complete with an Epiphone Les Studio Guitar and a Kicker amp to it through built-in to the saddlebag of a Cross Country.

A Ness Flip Windshield has a lip to help divert wind riders and is smoked just for good looks.

Halestorm, Keith, Brantley Gilbert for summer with plenty still to come. So having a Epiphone guitar that into a Kicker amp built the right saddlebag of the Sturgis Sweepstakes bike only fitting. Plug in, grab guitar, and be the life of every you park your bike at. Or the bane, considering who you’re next to.

Regardless, it’s further evidence that bike is like no other. asked where this came from, Cory it to the guys over at Victory

“I think Robert had the idea that this be a cool deal to tie in the guitar to thing, which works for the theme of the Buffalo Chip. We it to the Long Beach show and it was a big The bike made its public back in December at the Long International Motorcycle Show local musician Jared Nichols plugged in and demonstrated its to rock the party.

Last Brian Klock and the team at Werks Kustom Cycles got the nod to the bike, so we asked Woody how he on this year’s custom for the project.

“We had the opportunity to work with the best and I the Nesses the best. The integrity of the and their reputation. They’re so to work, so dependable, and so many love their work, so it seemed like a natural.”

A natural fit indeed. Though spearheaded the Ness immersion the world of custom motorcycles, are currently three generations of building custom bikes. we had an opportunity to sit down and ask Cory this year’s featured the Victory Cross Country, we curious as to why he chose this model and how he approached the project.

course, the Buffalo Chip has a alliance with Victory so right now the Cross Country is the model they’ve got going. So we with that. I think it was a choice.

“The first we do with a project like is, you’ve got to figure someone is to own this motorcycle eventually the raffle is done, so you want to something that’s really but you still want to put some flair into it as well so can see what you can do. You can showcase, since in the business of making parts, that a guy can check out on the bike and put on his bike as well,” explained

Cory has plenty of experience with the Victory Cross and has used the platform as his Victory Signature Series Victory in 2011 and 2012. So to take the to the next level, he first had to away to gain insight for his to the version he created for the Buffalo Sturgis Riders Sweepstakes

“When it came to the design of the as far as the fab work I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, so I had to kind of get get out of the office a little bit and just looking, keep looking, staring at it a little bit to see what be done. And before you know it, I a path

Would you expect anything from a bike customized by Ness than a motorcycle clean and classy?

and this is I came up with,” he said.

he came up with is a pearl of a that’s going to make one Buffalo Chip fan feel they’ve hit the lottery. As Woody winning is enough to make men jump up and down like The fellow last year, bet he’s still jumping!”

not the only ones jumping. presented with the opportunity to this year’s Sturgis Sweepstakes bike, Cory hesitate to step up to the task and got on the project right away.

thought it was pretty cool I got a call from the Buffalo to see if I was interested in being part of the concert series for the raffle Cory said.

After on the design direction, it was full ahead for Cory as the window to the project was narrow. While we had him he was kind enough to run down all’s been done to this Victory Cross like no other.

“Starting at the of the motorcycle, I put one of our 23-inch front on it and one of our 23-inch front fenders for the Country, along with our rake triple trees. If going to put that big of a wheel in of a motorcycle you need to kick it So we got it where there’s a lot of trail and really nice.

So we did that, up the front end. On the fairing, we a couple of our Power LED lights the company makes for the Cross now. We also make the Windshield, a nice tinted windshield with a little bit of a lip will take some of the off you and works really well.

“Going up to the handlebars, we’re modular handlebars, so whoever this motorcycle, you can pull in, put them out, you can pull closer to you so you can make it almost custom fitted to just anybody. Then we added our and mirrors, staple items we’ve done for years.

A new gas cap the Arlen Ness catalog up the tank of the custom Cory Cross Country, a tank has been both stretched and

Now that’s an attractive cockpit!

La stepped up to make the seat for the Ness customized Cross This one happens to be made of skin.

“Moving on to the gas tank. We cut out an out of the height of the gas tank, stretched it seven or eight inches and it nicely into the seat. We have one of our new gas caps on there looks really nice and

La Pera did a seat for us that’s of actual stingray. The rear when you look at that, we to the sides of the fender, fillers in the bags and the rear fender. all cleaned up and hides the gaps. the rear fender was actually forward because the stock has a large hole in there you have a two-up seat. By that, as it raises higher, it makes a real nice support.

So if you look at the seat, you a lot of really nice back that’s really clean a low profile.

“Going over to the saddlebags, we in some Kicker speakers the lids, and of course, inside the is where you can plug in your So you can pull up and if someone has the talent to which I don’t, you can plug there and have some We’ve got LEDs on the rear as and one of our billet rear wheels as

The floorboards, the foot controls, all aluminum, all are items you can buy out of our catalog are made for Victory Motorcycles. Our tips, and then the paint. We did a white one, something really clean.

We wanted to off all the fabrication and bodywork so instead of a really loud paint we went with white and red which is a nice, clean Cory concluded.

When what he thought of the end result, said “Oh man, so beautiful. I mean, it really is I’m watching the people at it just ogle over it.

thing is just perfect. phenomenal.”

We know Woody to be a man, evident by the hundreds of he has donated to local charities and the Motorcycle Museum and Hall of through funds raised at the Sturgis Legends Ride, but we wondered why he gives away an incredible custom motorcycle for

“We have all these that come to the Buffalo year-after-year and it’s a way to let them to in touch during the year and have something really to forward to once they get Somebody’s going to get one of the best bikes ever made, Woody said.

He also mentioned how excited he is this year’s rally at the Buffalo Chip, saying never had stuff going on we have this coming This includes an improved area, the free “gathering and pit stop for bikers The Chip up last year that has of entertainment going on in its own right, fire-eating performers in the Illuminations Troupe to rockabilly shows by The Deads to The Rat’s Hole Bike Show. Woody that this year doubled the size of the building, the stage, and have added enclosed permanent vendor They’ve also paved of the access roads so there be a whole lot less dust.

the natural amphitheater and on the Wolfman Main Stage, it promises to be a year at The Chip. Though are still being signed and plans are continuing to be negotiated, let you know Woody said have at least five records attempted this and the entertainment will verge on Knievel epic-ness.

Until sign up for your chance to win a Victory Cross Country by Cory Ness at the Sturgis Chip website. And start the days because Sturgis will be here before you it.

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