Custom Victory Cross Country And Epiphone Guitar Unveiled At Bike Week

Riders Have The Chance to Win Both in the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes

Victory Cross Country 8-Ball custom

Cory Ness works his magic for this year's Sturgis Sweepstakes custom bike -- a Victory Cross Country 8-Ball

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has revealed its official 2014 Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes Victory motorcycle and matching Epiphone guitar during Daytona Bike Week in Daytona, FL. The highly anticipated annual sweepstakes is a chance for one Buffalo Chip fan to ride off on a Ness-customized Victory Motorcycle, complete with a matching Les Paul Studio Epiphone Guitar. The Victory Motorcycle factory display at the Daytona International Speedway is showcasing the bike and guitar until March 16, and rally-goers are encouraged to stop by the free display to register for this prize package. (No purchase is necessary). Or you can just register online at The Buffalo Chip will award the bike and guitar to the sweepstakes winner during its annual Motorcycle and Music Festival this August.

The winner of the Sweepstakes will take home his or her very own 2014 Victory Cross Country® 8-Ball customized by Cory Ness of Arlen Ness Enterprises. “This year’s bike is loaded up with the best of the best from Arlen Ness,” exclaims Cory. “We started at the front with our new Beveled 23” billet wheel, 6 degree raked trees and a 23” Ness front fender. We added some Ness ape hanger handlebars and Fusion grips to give the bike some additional attitude. We also stretched the tank to accept the custom leather seat from Le Pera. The rest of the bike is covered in Ness Beveled accessories. I'm confident this bike is going to make someone very, very happy.”

The Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes bike and guitar both feature matching custom paint jobs courtesy of award-winning painter, Kirk Taylor of Custom Design Studios. Taylor’s affinity for retro styling allowed him to realize his imaginative vision with eye-catching paints from PPG. “When the Buffalo Chip approached me about the Sturgis bike, they were thinking something traditional,” says Taylor. “I immediately thought of 'California Kid,' a traditional iconic hot rod from the '70s. It was a '34 Ford that was black with orange flames and white pin stripes. So I contacted PPG, who happened to have a gorgeous orange color in their Vibrance line. The guitar and bike will be both a basic black with a pearlized orange flame and a white stripe, and the custom guitar is named the 'California Kid.'”

Those interested in registering for the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes following Daytona Bike Week may do so on the Buffalo Chip website or by visiting participating rider-friendly businesses. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip will randomly select one fan to receive the Victory motorcycle and Epiphone guitar on the main stage during its 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. For more information or to enter online for a chance to win, visit