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Harley's Kansas City Workers Approve Contract

Monday, February 28, 2011
Unionized employees in Harley-Davidson's Kansas City plant followed precedence set in York and Wisconsin when it approved a new seven-year labor agreement today.

H-D1 Custom Showcase During Daytona Week

Monday, February 28, 2011
Harley-Davidson will debut the all-new H-D1 Custom Bike Showcase during the 2011 Daytona Bike Week, with H-D owners invited to enter their custom bikes for a chance to win prizes.

AMD's at Carole Nash Irish Motorbike Show

Monday, February 28, 2011
The AMD World Custom Bike Building is holding a competition at the upcoming Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show with the winners earning a trip to compete in Sturgis.

Öhlins Limited-Time Discount for Metric Cruisers

Monday, February 28, 2011
Öhlins shock upgrades for Metric cruisers are available for a limited time, from Öhlins USA, with pricing at a totally unbelievable almost 50% off.

2011 Harley-Davidson Blackline First Ride

Monday, February 28, 2011
With a revamped tail section, new-look fuel tank, split drag-style bars and the lowest seat height of any Harley, the 2011 Blackline is The Motor Company's newest Dark Custom Softail.

Victory Motorcycles Big Bike Week 2011 Plans

Friday, February 25, 2011
Victory Motorcycles has big plans for Bike Week 2011, from drag runs at Speed World Orlando Dragway to parties for the VRA to demo rides at the Speedway.

Harley Changes Locations for 2011 Laconia Rally

Friday, February 25, 2011
Harley-Davidson will set-up in two new locations for Laconia Motorcycle Week 2011, one at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound and one at Hart's Turkey Farm right next to Laconia H-D.

IMS Rolls in to Daytona Beach For Bike Week

Friday, February 25, 2011
The latest motorcycles and the nation’s hottest custom bikes will pack the Ocean Center Daytona Beach Wednesday, March 9 through Saturday, March 12, for the last stop on the all-new Progressive International Motorcycle Shows nationwide tour.

Riders Oppose GA Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Thursday, February 24, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is urging riders nationwide to contact Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to urge him to stop the Georgia State Patrol from conducting any motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints.

2011 Triumph America First Ride

Thursday, February 24, 2011
We get a quick ride on the re-designed 2011 Triumph America which features bars that pull back more, foot controls that are in tighter and a lower seat height.

Spoken Wheel: Rise up Racing Fans!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Off with their heads! The fan rises like the Phoenix from the ashes! Is it time to know what's going on - from the other side of the fence! Class warfare - Is 'Super' the most abused noun ever?

MSF Motorcyclist Naturalistic Study Under Way

Monday, February 21, 2011
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study is progressing on schedule, according to key milestone accomplishments.

Victory Motorcycles Said to Expand into India

Monday, February 21, 2011
Victory Motorcycles is reportedly seeking to test the Indian motorcycle market with the prospect of opening an assembly plant there in the future.

Former H-D Manager Joins ATK Motorcycles

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Former Harley-Davidson sales manager, Jon Syverson, has been named ATK Motorcycle's new executive vice president and will be responsible for broadening its presence in the street bike market.

Honda Daytona 2011 Kick Off Party & Concert

Friday, February 18, 2011
American Honda is hosting a special event, the Honda Daytona Kick Off Party and Concert, to celebrate the start of Daytona Bike Week on Friday, March 4. The event will include live entertainment from Kelley James.

AMA Announces 2011 Flat Track Numbers

Friday, February 18, 2011
AMA Pro Racing has released the Expert Grand National Number list for 2011. The list features new numbers for twelve riders. The most obvious change has defending Grand National Champion Jake Johnson exchanging his #5 for the coveted #1.

2011 Dealer Expo Takes Over Indianapolis

Thursday, February 17, 2011
2011 Dealer Expo event offers new features, media preview and expanded education programs for a more valuable guest experience at Indiana Convention Center February 18-20.

Study Claims Helmets Reduce Spinal Injury

Thursday, February 17, 2011
A recent study from Johns Hopkins has linked motorcycle helmet use to a reduced incident of spinal injury.

Harley-Davidson to Sponsor Hoka Hey Challenge

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The second running of the Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge got a big boost yesterday when Harley-Davidson signed on as its official sponsor.

2011 Progressive Chicago IMS Review

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Billy Ray Cyrus showed up, Harley-Davidson rolled out its Custom of One program and new bikes from Indian, Can-Am along with some great motorcycles on display from the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show – all from Chicago IMS.

Brouhard Designs Cross Ignition Covers for FLs

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Carl Brouhard Designs is offering these sharp-looking Cross Ignition Covers for 2006-up Harley-Davidson FL models.

Harley at Beach St. and Speedway for Bike Week

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Harley-Davidson will be set up in two locations during Bike Week, one at Beach Street and the other at the Speedway at Daytona International Speedway.

Oregon Legislators Look to Amend Helmet Law

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Oregon legislators are contemplating passing a bill that will allow riders 21 and over to choose whether or not they want to wear a motorcycle helmet.

Motorcycle USA Releases Ride Guide

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Motorcycle-USA has officially released Motorcycle Ride Guide, which allows users a tool to find new and existing riding destinations and upload information about their own personal favorites.

Custom Builder AFT Customs Kemosabe Bobber

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Kemosabe's story is a unique one as it is transformed from a stock Honda VT750B into an award-winning custom bobber that ends up on the Salt for the BUB Speed Trials.

Lyle Lovett & Kevin Schwantz Star in PSA

Friday, February 11, 2011
Lyle Lovett and Kevin Schwantz have taken part in a public service announcement for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to assist children with brain tumors.

Diego Sanchez's Custom Low and Mean Stryker

Friday, February 11, 2011
UFC fighter Diego Sanchez recently received one of the first customized 2011 Star Strykers at the New York IMS with the custom treatment applied by Chris Hagest and the crew at Low and Mean.

S&S KN-Kone Engine Named V-Twin of the Year

Friday, February 11, 2011
S&S Cycle receieved the coveted "Engine of the Year" award at the V-Twin Expo for its KN-Kone model.

Broken Spoke Saloon's 2011 Bike Week Plans

Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Broken Spoke Saloon, one of the best places to party in Daytona Beach, released its 2011 Bike Week schedule of bands and events.

New Harley CVO - FLHTCUSE6 Ultra Electra Glide

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Harley-Davidson releases another mid-year model, this time adding on to its CVO familiy with the introduction of the FLHTCUSE6 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide.

Erik Buell to Speak at Daytona HOFM Breakfast

Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum announced that Erik Buell with be the featured guest at its annual Breakfast at Daytona fundraiser.

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm First Ride

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
We take a first ride on the Thunderbird's darker, meaner sibling, the 2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm with a big bore kit on its Parallel Twin, new drag-style handlebars and a blacked-out treatment.

International Motorcycle Show Enters Chicago

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Progressive International Motorcycle Show rolls into Chicago’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center this weekend presenting hundreds of new motorcycles, Billy Ray Cyrus appearance, Jason Britton Stunt Show, custom bike competition and more.

Dr. Frazier's Globe Killer KLR Part 2

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This month our adventurer completes his globe killer KLR project and discusses his 10,000-mile trek with a Kawasaki KLR650, including improvements made a match-up with BMW's F800GS.

Honda Stateline, Sabre & Shadow Aero Return

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Honda announced additions for the 2011 model year; the Sabre, Stateline, Shadow Aero and NT700V. These four returning motorcycles cap off a great lineup which encompass a total of 43 machines.

Giffords Remains Motorcycle Caucus Co-Chair

Thursday, February 3, 2011
The Congressional Motorcycle Caucus has been formally recognized by the new Congress, with Representative Gabrielle Giffords remaining co-chair.

Phoenix Hosts Inaugural Checkered Flag Run

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Arizona Welcomes Multi-Cultural Motorcycle Event Weekend with the Launch of the ‘Checkered Flag Run’ at Phoenix International Raceway on February 25-27th featuring a motorcycle ride to NASCAR race, bike Show Competition, celebrity appearances and special entertainment celebrating Black History Month.

Harley Releases '11 1200 Custom, H-D1 Program

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Harley-Davidson released a mid-year model today, the 2011 Custom, a Sportster with fat wheels, a pull-back handlebar and a reshaped LED tail lamp. It also introduced its H-D1 Factory Customization Program.

Dan Johnsen Appointed AMA Flat Track Director

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
AMA Pro Racing announces the appointment of Dan Johnsen as Director of Flat Track for the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Series.

Low and Mean Honda Fury Dual Intake Adapter

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Low and Mean offers its dual intake adapter for the Honda Fury to give it a custom show bike look.

Royal Enfield Announces New CEO, 2011 Models

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Royal Enfield introduced its new CEO, Dr. Venki Padmanabhan, at the New York IMS along with its line of 2011 motorcycles for the North American market.

2011 Harley Blackline New York Press Launch

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Harley-Davidson's newest Dark Custom motorcycle, the 2011 Blackline, was the star of the party at the official press launch and party at Don Hill's in SoHo.

Ride for Kids Donations Top $4.5 Million

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Ride for Kids donations top 4.5 million for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in 2010; 2011 season opens April 3 in South Florida.