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2011 AMA Flat Track Preseason Discounts

Saturday, January 29, 2011
AMA Pro Racing has announced that by pre-entering for the 2011 AMA Pro Grand National Flat Track season teams can receive discounts and bypass the usual registration activities.

AMA Introduces Dealer Incentive Program

Friday, January 28, 2011
The AMA is launching its new AMA Dealer Incentive Program, which rewards dealers who offer customers the valuable benefits of AMA membership.

Cobra USA Offers Honda VT1300 Accessories

Friday, January 28, 2011
Cobra Engineering is offering an accessory line of products for Honda's VT1300 Sabre, Stateline and Interstate models.

Tickets on Sale for 4th Annual Legends Ride

Friday, January 28, 2011
Tickets for the Legends Ride, a benefit ride for Black Hills charities that attracts plenty of celebrities and popular custom bike builders, go on sale February 1.

The Rat's Hole to Resurrect The Ratty Rag

Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Rat's Hole, one of the longest-running, most respected custom bike shows around, is resurrecting its nostalgic newspaper started by Big Daddy Rat, The Ratty Rag, at its 2011 Daytona Beach Bike Week show.

Victory Sales Up in Polaris' Record Setting 4Q

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Victory Motorcycles continues to gain in market share and growth in retail sales after reporting an eight percent increase in motorcycle sales according to Polaris' Fourth Quarter Results.

AMA Welcomes New Advertising Manager

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association hires Steve Gotoski as AMA Advertising Manager.

Three New Elects to MIC Board of Directors

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Motorcycle Industry Council Elects Steve Johnson, Don Emde and Frank Esposito to 2011 Board of Directors aiding representation of the Aftermarket/Allied Trades Members.

AFT Customs Hop Up Kit for Honda Shadow 750

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
AFT Customs, a leader in customizing metric motorcycles, is offering a top end performance kit for the Honda Shadow VT 750.

CustomChromeBikeShows.com Launches

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Custom Chrome launched a new website, CustomChromeBikeShows.com, to support its international bike show series.

2011 Progressive New York IMS Review

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Ducati, Harley, Victory and Royal Enfield debuted new bikes, AMA road racers Eric Bostrom and Elena Myers talked about the upcoming season, and celebs like Paul Teutul, Jr. and Ice T rounded out a great IMS show in New York City.

Rider Insurance Celebrates 40 Years

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
2011 marks the 40th Anniversary of Rider Insurance who is currently the largest motorcycle insurance provider in New Jersey and looking to expand.

Harley-Davidson's 4th Quarter Results Promising

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Harley-Davidson's 2010 Fourth Quarter Results are out and the results are promising as losses are down in comparison to 2009 and its Financial Services are returning to profitability.

2011 Victory Vision Tour vs Road Glide Ultra

Monday, January 24, 2011
We pit the 2011 Victory Vision Tour against the 2011 Harley Road Glide Ultra against one another in this comparison of American V-Twin powered touring motorcycles.

Harley-Davidson Blackline First Look

Friday, January 21, 2011
Harley-Davidson adds a new addition to its Dark Custom line with a Softail model, the 2011 Harley-Davidson Blackline.

2012 Victory High-Ball First Look

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Victory draws inspiration from garage builders for the design of its latest bike, the 2012 High-Ball, a cruiser with two-way adjustable handlebars, a chopped front fender and chunky tires with spoke wheels and whitewalls.

Du Quoin AMA Flat Track Race Rescheduled

Thursday, January 20, 2011
After working closely with both the promoter as well as the paddock, AMA Pro Racing is pleased to announce that the Du Quoin, Ill. event originally scheduled for April 9, 2011, will be moved to April 16, 2011.

Motorcycle Sales Down 15.8% in 2010

Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reports a 15.8% drop in motorcycle sales for 2010.

2011 Sacramento Easyriders Show Review

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
With a guest appearance by Jax from the Sons of Anarchy and new features like the Limpnickie Lot and a Michael Lichter exhibit, it was a packed house Saturday at the 2011 Sacramento Easyriders Bike Show.

Spoken Wheel: Racing Solutions

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Race track for sale, 4,255 acres – a sign of the times, call HONDA!! Contingency, the hidden Loot! $12 Million and where to find it?Need a sponsor – how to find one at the stroke of a key! Old school, New school!

Henry Wiles AMA Flat Track Interview

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
We speak with AMA Grand National Singles flat track champion Henry Wiles. Find out what he had to say in this interview.

Shop Class as Soulcraft Book Review

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The philosopher mechanic speaks in Shop Class as Soulcraft, a thoughtful examination of the value of work and the manual trades in our modern world.

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra Review

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Read our long-term assesment of the 2011 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra in this motorcycle review.

Kato Rides Harley Muscle in Green Hornet

Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Harley-Davidson Muscle makes it on the big screen in the new Green Hornet movie, ridden in several scenes by the Green Hornet's sidekick Kato.

AMA News and Notes February 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association has released their latest news and notes for this month with some new issues facing motorcyclists.

Viper Motorcycle Co. Launches New Website

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Viper Motorcycle Co., manufacturer of one of the most potent V-Twins on the market, the 152 cubic-inch Viper V-Twin, has launched a new website and is now selling Viper apparel.

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CR110

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Our Memorable Motorcycle correspondent takes a closer look at the Honda CR110, which was Mr. Honda's answer to the FIM 50cc class.

Tour Master Custom Midweight Gloves Review

Thursday, January 13, 2011
We put the Tour Master Custom Midweight Gloves to the test; to find out if these Custom Midweight gloves will keep your hands toasty on those winter rides.

Wizard Products New Ballistic Custom at Expo

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Wizard Products has enlisted the services of Ballistic Cycles to once again create a unique bagger with a monstrous 30-inch front wheel just in time for the 2011 V-Twin Expo.

Honda Custom Slammer, Switchblade, Furious

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Three members of the Honda R&D Americas department demonstrate what lengths its VT1300 line of motorcycles can be customized with the Slammer, Switchblade and Furious.

Hot Leathers Rally Retailer of Harley Footwear

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Hot Leathers announced it will be the official rally retailer of Harley-Davidson Footwear for the second year in a row.

3-Day Breast Cancer Motorcycle Raffle

Friday, January 7, 2011
On October 14th-16th, 2011 thousands of women and men will join together to walk 60 miles through Philadelphia, PA for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

Dr. Frazier's Globe Killer KLR

Friday, January 7, 2011
This month Dr. Frazier's adventure-touring expertise focuses on Kawasaki's KLR650, which is transformed into the Globe Killer KLR.

Icon Super Duty 4 Boot Review

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Do the Icon Super Duty 4 Boots have the durability and ruggedness to live up to the expectations of the cruiser lifestyle? We test a pair in this motorcycle boot review.

Papa Clutch's Shovelhead Bolt-On Rigid Tail

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Papa Clutch offers its Bolt On Rigid Tail Section, a direct replacement for the stock swingarm and shocks on Harley models from 1958-1984.

Custom Chrome to Carry Cycle Visions Parts

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Custom Chrome International announced it has reached an agreement with Cycle Visions and will be offering a line of its aftermarket parts.

Victory Awards Two in US Military Vegas 8-Balls

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Two lucky US military members received the keys to a Victory Vegas 8-Ball over the holidays as Victory Motorcycles demonstrated its support for their efforts through the Operation Gratitude and Hometown Heroes program.

Spitfire Motorcycles Offers Spitfire Spring Struts

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Spitfire Motorcycles is offering its Spitfire Spring Struts that will lower your stock Sportster by an inch.

IMBBA to Hold World Cup of Bike Building

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The International Master Bike Builders Association will be conducting a World Cup Competition pitting the best custom bike builders from around the world against one another for cash, prizes and prestige.

Sturgis on Tour in First-Ever Sturgis Road Show

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Legendary Buffalo Chip, Loud American Roadhouse and Motoring USA are taking Sturgis on tour in the "First Ever Sturgis Road Show Event" scheduled for April in Harrisburg, PA.

Harley Offers New Core Series Paint Program

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Harley-Davidson is giving customers the opportunity to create their own paint, design and finish for their motorcycles through its new Core Series Paint Program.

2011 Harley Rocker C vs 2011 Star Stryker

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
We pit two factory custom choppers, Harley-Davidson's 2011 Rocker C, against Star Motorcycles' 2011 Stryker in a comparison of raked-out, stretched and slammed cruisers.

Riding Nova Scotia Fan Report

Monday, January 3, 2011
Our fan reporter and some friends take on the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia where they encounter some thrills and a close call.