Weird and Wonderful Sturgis 2021 Gallery

18 pictures from the 81st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

A big-wheel Softail with a swingarm conversion and one hell of a paint job.Morgan Gales

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, love it or hate it, will go on. Despite some events being postponed and canceled due to newfound COVID-19 delta variant concerns, Bike Week in Sturgis, South Dakota, seems unaffected. Tens of thousands of attendees continue to flood in from all over the United States, just as they have for the last 81 years.

As you’d expect, many of the bikes from the King of the Baggers races were on display at the rally.Morgan Gales

From Lazelle Street out to the Buffalo Chip, from Deadwood to Custer, the party seemed to continue like it always has. Custom bike shows filled with big-wheel baggers and radical choppers; their parking lots filled with black Street Glides. From impromptu tattoos to airbrushed naked people—you can always count on the people-watching being just as entertaining as the bikes.

Just a guy hanging out on Main Street after picking up a fresh tattoo.Morgan Gales

As we’ve seen the wide-ranging acceptance of Bagger Racing this year, it’s no surprise to be seeing more and more high-performance V-twins at events like this. It’s the merging of two cultures as bikers and racers are often on opposite sides of the motorcycle world, but something we believe can bring great benefit to both sides.

The rally goes until August 15 with plenty of live music, custom bike shows, and more for attendees to check out. Stay tuned for more coverage as the event continues!

A Knucklehead-powered bagger—what could be wrong with an 800-pound bike producing 30 hp?Morgan Gales
A rider takes his custom Harley-Davidson FXRT for a spin around Black Hills H-D in Rapid CIty.Morgan Gales
Baggers from Covington’s Customs lined up at the company’s booth.Morgan Gales
It’s not all big bikes! This little Monkey was hanging out in the Öhlins Suspension booth.Morgan Gales
Roland Sands with the man in the barrel! His sign said: “Two bits for a pic, four bits for a peek!”Morgan Gales
The Budweiser Clydesdales making their way along Harley-Davidson Way in Sturgis.Morgan Gales
I don’t know what this guy did, but it looks like he’ll be riding home in the back of the truck.Morgan Gales
If time is money, this thing is expensive! A fully engraved H-D Twin Cam Softail at Black HIlls H-D.Morgan Gales
Sturgis is all about being seen, even if you’re not being recognized.Morgan Gales
Who needs a helmet when you have a top hat? Notice the small dog on her lap.Morgan Gales
A big-wheeled turbo Softail, undoubtedly fast in a straight line, but can it turn?Morgan Gales
A shining beacon of three-wheeled freedom, flying its flag high.Morgan Gales
Four V-8 trikes airbrushed on a V-8 trike—that’s Sturgis, baby!Morgan Gales
It’s a Harley-Davidson FXDB Sturgis in Sturgis!Morgan Gales
The guardian of Main Street standing strong.Morgan Gales