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Polaris Acquires Engine Developer swissauto

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Polaris Industries announced it has acquired engine developer swissauto Powersports, a move that will expand Polaris' engineering capabilities and increase the company's European presence.

Harley-Davidson Donates Bikes to Haiti Relief

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Harley-Davidson is stepping up to the plate by donating 28 motorcycles to help in the Haitian relief effort.

Bongothedude Motorcycle Trading Cards

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Have a trading card made of your custom motorcycle or bike club by Bongothedude.com, a new company that makes personalized, collectible trading cards for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Buffalo Chip Gearing up for Sturgis 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010
The Legendary Buffalo Chip, the epicenter and purveyor of the ultimate Sturgis experience, is already gearing up for 2010 with the announcement that the band Disturbed has been added to its list of entertainment.

Hot Leathers Helping Haiti Earthquake Victims

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Hot Leathers is donating $1 of every web order between now and February 14 to the American Red Cross Haitian Relief and Development Fund.

Bonhams to Sell Pre-1950's Motorcycles

Monday, January 11, 2010
Bonhams is set to auction 100 pre-1950's Spanish motorcycles on February 27, 2010 at the RAF Museum.

Jillian Michaels, H-D Promote Women Riders

Thursday, December 31, 2009
TV wellness expert, Jillian Michaels, will be teaming up with Harley-Davidson to encourage women riders and to spotlight National Garage Party Month.

Ridley Motorcycles Settles H-D Lawsuit

Monday, December 28, 2009
Ridley Motorcycle Company announced that it has reached a settlement with Harley-Davidson after a seven-year battle over the trade name Auto-Glide.

Win Fat Boy, Support Rumble with a Cause

Monday, December 28, 2009
The Rumble With a Cause campaign, a sweepstakes that gives entrants a chance to win one of two custom-painted Harley Fat Boy motorcycles, has a goal of raising $150,000 for the Armed Forces Foundation.

Indian Motorcycles Pass CARB, Head West

Monday, December 28, 2009
Indian Motorcyles will open two new Californian dealers after passing the strict California Air Resources Board certification.

Vagabond Chopper Promotes Chicks Rule Tour

Thursday, December 24, 2009
Vagabond Chopper Co. is promoting the 2010 Chicks Rule & Boys Drool Tour, a traveling showcase dedicated to women motorcycle riders.

Detroit Bros. Host Motor City Motors Show

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Detroit Bros., Dave and James Kaye, will be hosting a new series on the Discovery Channel entitled Motor City Motors where they have five days to build custom hot rods and motorcycles.

Limpnickie Lot Builders Manual 2 Deadline

Friday, December 18, 2009
The 'Next Generation' of custom motorcycle builders known collectively as The Limpnickie Lot are preparing to piece together their second annual Builders Manual.

Bikers Bash and Sun Run Raise Charity $250K

Friday, December 18, 2009
This year's Bikers Bash and Toys in the Sun Run, part of the Seminole Hard Rock Roadhouse Tour, raised over $250K for charities in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

New Seminar Added to 2010 V-Twin Expo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
A collection of motorcycle industry heavyweights will be hosting a seminar entitled 'Two Wheeled Passion Opportunity in the Wind' at the 2010 Cincinnati V-Twin Expo in February.

Robbie Knievel to Jump 16 Buses on XR-750

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel will go for a world record when he attempts to jump 16 double decker buses on a Harley-Davidson XR-750 in London's Wembley Stadium.

Cruisers and Customs at the Seattle IMS

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Custom sportbikes, cruisers, and choppers all were on hand at the Qwest Field Event Center this past weekend as the latest International Motorcycles Show rolled into Seattle.

Big Dog Seeking to Merge, Partner or Sale

Monday, December 14, 2009
Big Dog Motorcycles announced that is has hired the investment banking firm of William Blair & Company to 'evaluate a possible merger, strategic partnership or sale of Big Dog or its assets.'

Seattle IMS Show Cruiser Preview

Friday, December 11, 2009
An ultimate custom motorcycle builder competition, a magazine cover model contest, and most of the 2010 factory cruiser motorcycles will be under one roof for the spectacle known as the Seattle IMS show.

Sucker Punch Sally's Adds Paul Devine

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sucker Punch Sally's announced that former H-D executive, Paul Devine, will be SPS's new Director of Sales and Marketing.