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It is the same show as before, behind the scenes at the Full Throttle Saloon, with a few differences.

Michael Ballard and Jesse still argue over Jesse’s stunts.  Fajita Mike still gets drunk and in trouble.  Rowdy bikers still get into fights.

This season though, was smashed together with content from the 2014 and 2015 Sturgis rallies.  I think that is because there was not going to be a 2015 series of Full Throttle.

I think that this season of the show was only the result of the “World’s Largest Biker Bar” burning down a couple months after the 2015 Rally. The fact that it is not on its normal home of TrueTV butFull-Throttle-Saloon-Fire-destroys-South-Dakota-biker-bar-known-from-reality-TV-show-534x330 on Destination America (which barely has the show on its website) reinforces my thought about the show.

With three of five shows aired as I type. The primary reason to watch is that you get to meet Michael and Angie’s new baby Emily (and see Angie explode when she finds Jesse selling pictures of Emily, that was funny).  You can also see Jesse ride the zip line while engulfed in flames… which was pretty cool, I mean hot!  J

It will not be until the fifth and final episode of the season when we will get to see what the Ballard’s and Jesse decide regarding the future of the saloon.  The best I can do is three stars, you can tell this was put together on the fly, trying to keep track that some of the show is 2014 and some 2015 is distracting.


I have enjoyed Full Throttle in the past and I hope they bring it back…if they try to rebuild the bar.


3 out of 5 stars

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Hey all, our Motorcycle radio show # 336 is up for you to listen to any time.  You can get the broadcast here!

On this show we discuss:

The King vs. The Queen

The 2016 Ducati Monster 1200

Ducati breaks into the TOP 10 Best Selling Motorcycles, 1st time EVER!

Mission Motorcycles… KILLED by Apple Computers?!?!?!

Full Throttle Saloon back on TV…burnt toast anyone?

SuperPrestigio of the Americas

CaptureTurns out there is yet another Sturgis show on TV, Travel ChannelsSturgis Raw”.  This show follows the typical “Sturgis behind the scenes” format, similar to Full Throttle Saloon.  This show spends time at the largest bar in town “One Eyed Jacks” and at the Buffalo Chip outside of town for its saloon time.

Where Sturgis Raw differs from most other Sturgis shows is that it also follows the Sturgis Police Department for a cop’s point of view of the rally.  The view of the rally through from the cop’s eyes, I found, is really interesting.  A quick review of what I have seen, so far, with the Sturgis PD on the show include:

Motorcycle DUI arrest (not sure how he was even riding!)

Emergency call to a hotel about a guest with a gun

Rousting people “under the bridge” for drinking and drugs

Responding to and helping a guy who was stabbed seven times.

sturgis-raw-s1-ss-102-003_596x334Of course there are girls, girls, and girls, on the show.  An interesting spin on the girl theme was a bit about a body paint artist hired to make a girl to blend into a custom bike.  His work on her turned out well and she looked like part of the bike.

They have also covered a couple of bike shows that were judged by editors of major motorcycle magazines (American Iron, Iron Horse and a few others that I forget).  There were some cool bikes that were judged but the same bikes seemed to appear in each of the shows.  Not sure if that was the case or just how they edited the video.

Apparently there are at least seven episodes of Sturgis Raw with names like “Midweek Mayhem, Throttle Up and Chrome & Glory.  I have watched the first three and have set my DVR to record the rest. I was surprised to notice some café and sport bikes in the mix here and throughout the show, but you had look fast to see them. Over all I have enjoyed the show and give it five stars, primarily due to the unique aspect of the filming of the police effort.

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from trutv websireTruTV’s Full Throttle Saloon will be returning to televsion on the 2nd of December.  TruTV describes Full Throttle Saloon this way:

“This is one show that’s born to be wild! Every year, the Full Throttle Saloon is open for only ten days in August, when bikers from all over the world descend on the black hills of South Dakota for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. For bar owner Michael Ballard, the profits are huge, but the reality is intense. From managing a full staff of bartenders and dancing girls to hosting big name concerts and burlesque shows, keeping it together is more than most people could handle”

I describe it as just a lot of fun!  I have not been to Sturgis yet and everytime I see this show I just want to kick my own butt for not going yet!  Based on last season’s show I give Full Throttle Saloon 5 stars.