2011 Sturgis Rally Dirico Raffle Bike

This year, the official Sturgis Motorcycle Rally bike will pay tribute to the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department and all the heroes who rushed to help those in need after the terrorist attacks on that fateful day of 9/11. For the second year in a row, Dirico Motorcycles will donate the official Sturgis Motorcycle Rally bike that will be raffled off, with proceeds benefiting the www.diricomotorcycles.com Volunteer Fire Department and other charities in town. Painted fire engine red with white trim and loaded with chrome, this year’s bike will simulate the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department fire trucks.

Stephen Talarico, owner and president of Dirico Motorcycles, USA, said when he heard this year’s Rally theme would honor the heroes and victims of 9/11, he was compelled to donate another bike for the cause. “I have close family members who were directly affected by the terrorist attacks. Ordinarily, we would not have donated a bike two years in a row, but due to the emotional connection, we are proud to do so. The beauty of the raffle, is that 100 percent of all the proceeds directly affect the citizens of Sturgis who reap the benefits of the nonprofit organizations.” said Talarico.

Eric Fowler, a board member with the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation, said Dirico Motorcycles has been a great partner for the motorcycle raffle. He called their donation “phenomenal,” because it helps so many people in the community. “I think it’s fantastic, especially in today’s economic times, for a company to step up and do that is pretty incredible,” Fowler said. “They touch a lot of people in the community, whether it be the local Fire Department, boy scouts or other nonprofits we’re helping. It’s far reaching. I think a lot of the community is embracing them more and more now that they’re realizing how big of an impact they are having on the community.”

This is the seventh year the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation has raffled off the Official Sturgis Motorcycle Rally bike. It is the only motorcycle at the Rally that has the honor of carrying the official Sturgis Motorcycle Rally logo. Raffle tickets for the bike are $100 and can be purchased online at Sturgis Rally Raffle as well as at the display on 3rd and Main Streets, next to the Loud American Roadhouse, or at the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce. Only 999 tickets will be sold.  Raffle will be held on August 13, 2011 at 8pm at the Loud American Roadhouse.

11 Responses to “2011 Sturgis Rally Dirico Raffle Bike”

  1. 1 zyon Apr 27th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Those white saddle bags look like crap on that bike. I get the “theme” of the bike but there is nothing to tie in those bags. Just awful.

  2. 2 Johny Apr 27th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Nothing exceptiona,l but ok to win. 🙂

  3. 3 Hamilton Apr 27th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Steven Tyler painted signature on the air cleaner is UN.NECESSARY! Why?

  4. 4 Shifter Apr 27th, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Seat doesn’t look too good.

  5. 5 Gearhead13 Apr 27th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Bolt-on bike with no soul.

  6. 6 1550tc Apr 27th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Iam not sure what market they are going after here with these bikes…….this not an add for Micheal Prugh but why dont they hire a guy like him to give them some ideas?? He did up a stock HD for HD in Rapid city that would just blow this parts bin bike away!

    THERE IS NO MARKET FOR STOCK LOOKING HI END PARTS BIN BIKES….especially ones that look like you ran out of red paint and only had 8 feet of auto parts store gold 1/2 inch pinstripesLOL

  7. 7 fausto Apr 27th, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    That`s pretty cool of them to donate a whole working bike like that!

    Maybe some other companies can donate some gear to go with the bike, like a cool leather Aerosmiith Jacket!

    By the way-Areosmith freaken RULES!!!

  8. 8 jatinder pal Apr 28th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Will be cool if i won…..other wise i am not a bagger guy.

  9. 9 Wiz Apr 29th, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Hat’s off to them if it’s a donation to the Firefighters [I used to build custom Firetrucks fer years]. The Steven Tyler autogragh on the aircleaner is to remind him where he stashed his cocaine, FYI. Yuk-Yuk!! Wiz

  10. 10 Sickboy Apr 30th, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Stephen Talarico = Steven Tyler

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