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Victory Warrior Made Vegas 8-Ball Give-Away

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Victory Motorcycles salutes U.S. military personnel and is sponsoring MilitaryTimes.com 'Warrior Made' series by giving away a special 2011 Vegas 8-Ball.

Performance Machine's New Trike Wheels Line

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Performance Machine introduces its new line of 2011 trike wheel designs for various OEM three-wheeled motorcycles.

Bryan Smith Leaves Monster Energy Kawasaki

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
AMA Pro Flat Track rider Bryan Smith announced that he is leaving the Werner Springsteen Monster Energy Kawasaki Team after the two parties were unable to reach an agreement for the 2011 season.

Samson Exhaust Intros Powerflow III 2-into-1

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Samson Exhaust introduces its Powerflow III 2-into-1 exhaust for Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide, Softails, Dresser and Sportster motorcycles.

Hot Leathers Ready for Arizona Bike Week 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Hot Leathers continues to hit the 2011 motorcycle rally scene and is set up and ready to go for Arizona Bike Week 2011.

Leesburg Bikefest 2011 April 7-10

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The small central Florida town of Leesburg prepares to welcome the throngs of motorcyclists headed their way for the 15th Leesburg Bikefest.

Harley-Davidson Offers Detach Depot Wall Rack

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Harley-Davidson is offering its Detach Depot Wall Rack that provides convenient, secure storage for Tour-Paks, racks, windshields, leather bags and more.

Jesse James Book, American Outlaw, Out Soon

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Jesse James, the custom bike builder who built West Coast Choppers into an empire, has a new book coming out soon titled 'American Outlaw.'

Sucker Punch's Bike Hunt Custom Sneak Peek

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sucker Punch Sally's is putting the finishing touches on the custom chopper one lucky perosn will win after following the clues to find the key in the Arizona Bike Hunt.

Roland Sands Design New Slam Wheel

Monday, March 28, 2011
Roland Sands Designs is offering its latest great-looking wheel, the RSD Slam Wheel, available in Black Ops and Contrast Cut finishes.

Spitfire Motorcycles New Girder Front End

Monday, March 28, 2011
Spitfire Motorcycles is offering its new Girder front end made from high quality American DOM tubing.

World Record Moto Jumps at Buffalo Chip

Monday, March 28, 2011
The Legendary Buffalo Chip will be adding mind-blowing Moto X jumps and multiple world record attempts to its entertainment lineup in celebration of the Chip's 30th anniversary in Sturgis.

2012 Victory High-Ball First Ride

Monday, March 28, 2011
Victory Motorcycles goes retro with its 2012 High-Ball by bobbing the front fender, going short and stout on its white-walled wheels and throwing on Ape Hangers. We take it for a first ride during Bike Week.

Kawasaki USA Fundraiser for Japan

Sunday, March 27, 2011
After not sustaining any damage from the Japan earthquake, Kawasaki Heavy Industries will continue its operations in Akashi while U.S.-based Kawasaki entities are collecting donations from its employees.

Countdown to AMA Get Out and Ride Month

Friday, March 25, 2011
The AMA Get Out and Ride Month is kicking into gear on April 1st with a list of riding activities across the country.

Dar Holdsworth - Darwin Motorcycles Interview

Friday, March 25, 2011
We caught up with the talented custom motorcycle builder and the driving force behind Darwin Motorcycles, Dar Holdsworth, recently at Bike Week for a quick interview.

'The Great Ride' to Premier on Fox Sports Net

Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Great Ride show, set to premier Tuesday March 29th on Fox Sports Net, will feature all the latest inventions and toys and is a must-watch for any motorcycle enthusiast.

2011 Custom Chrome Dealer Show

Thursday, March 24, 2011
The 2011 Custom Chrome Dealer Show featured one of the biggest lineups yet with 80 vendors and hundreds of authorized dealers in attendance.

Memorable MC: Triumph Thunderbird 650

Thursday, March 24, 2011
This month’s Memorable Motorcycle harkens back to the post-war era, when GIs returned home and forked over mustering pay for sleek rides like the Triumph Thunderbird.

Motorcycle Insurance Tips for Riding Season

Thursday, March 24, 2011
There’s nothing like cruising down the open road on your motorcycle – the wind in your hair and a few bugs in your teeth; but before you hit the highways and byways this season, make sure your insurance policy is up to speed.

Honda Motorcycle Production Back March 28

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Honda announces motorcycle production will resume at its Kumamoto Factory starting on Monday, March 28.

Powersports Industry Supports Japan Relief

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Three powersports industry associations today joined forces to provide financial assistance to the relief efforts currently underway in Japan.

Custom Chrome Aids Buffalo Chip Challenge

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Custom Chrome aims to give Western Dakota Technical Institute students the upper hand by sponsoring them in the 2011 Buffalo Chip Challenge.

2011 Daytona Beach Bike Week in Review

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Motorcycle USA takes a look back at all of the motorcycle racing, custom bike shows, parties on Main Street and the rides we took around Daytona Beach in our 2011 Bike Week Review.

See Michael Lichter's Slant Artist at Buffalo Chip

Monday, March 21, 2011
The Legendary Buffalo Chip recently announced the name of famed photographer Michael Lichter's 11th Annual Motorcycles as Art Exhibit - Slant Artist, An Eccentric View on Motorcycles and Art.

Star Motorcycles Giving Away Custom Stryker

Monday, March 21, 2011
One lucky person will win a 2011 Star Stryker customized by Low and Mean courtesy of a sweepstakes Star Motorcycles is currently conducting.

Bike Week 2012 Pushed Back a Week

Monday, March 21, 2011
Following NASCAR's announcement that it is pushing the Daytona 500 back a week, Daytona Beach Bike Week 2012 is following suit and will also take place a week later in 2012.

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show Bike Week 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011
From rat bikes to exotic radicals, sportbikes to cruisers, the 39th Rat's Hole Custom Chopper and Bike Show featured them all at its annual Bike Week competition.

Ultimate Builders Crowned at Bike Week IMS

Thursday, March 17, 2011
The best of the best met in Daytona Beach for the Progressive IMS to crown the winner of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition.

Icon Overlord Prime Leather Jacket Review

Thursday, March 17, 2011
We've been putting the Icon Overlord Prime Leather Jacket to the test over the last couple of months to see how it stands up to everyday abuse.

AMA Announces April Get Out and Ride Month

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The AMA is celebrating April as "AMA Get Out and Ride! Month." There's no better way to rekindle America's ongoing love affair with two (or three)-wheeled wonders than a month-long ridefest.

Japanese Motorcycle Industry Assess Damage

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan have crippled the country’s automotive industry, with motorcycle manufacturers like Honda, Suzuki and Bridgestone assessing the damage.

2011 Daytona Flat Track II Results

Friday, March 11, 2011
Boots were scraping limestone and bikes were bucking around on Daytona's Short Track for the second round of AMA Pro Flat Track racing during Bike Week.

Sturgis Road Show Comes to Pennsylvania

Friday, March 11, 2011
The Sturgis Road Show will be making its way to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA on April 15th and will feature concerts, food and motorcycle vendor displays.

2011 Daytona Flat Track I Results

Friday, March 11, 2011
Yamaha's Sammy Halbert opened the 2011 AMA Flat Track Championship with the first win of the season ahead of Honda's Jake Johnson and Johnny Lewis.

H-D Insurance as 2011 Flat Track Title Sponsor

Friday, March 11, 2011
AMA Pro Racing is proud to announce that Harley-Davidson Insurance has signed on as title sponsor of the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship as well as the official insurance of the series.

Cometic Gasket Offers $5k in Flat Track Awards

Friday, March 11, 2011
In addition to battling for a coveted Daytona Flat Track victory, Daytona International Speedway, Cometic Gasket and AMA Pro Racing have sweetened the pot for the AMA Pro Racing Flat Track doubleheader at the Daytona Flat Track.

Bike Week Biker Fusion Helps Soldiers Angels

Friday, March 11, 2011
It was a star-spangled affair as distinguished custom builders, motorcycle magazine editors and others gathered at the Dog House on Main Street for the Biker Fusion party and auction which raised thousands of dollars for Soldiers Angels.

Willie's Tropical Tattoo Chopper Show 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Motorcycles and hot rods crowded the streets around Willie's Tropical Tattoo in Daytona Beach for his annual shin-dig and Ol' Skool Chopper Show.

Dr. Frazier’s Flat Tire Repair Secrets

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Dr. G imparts years of wisdom on one Adventure-Touring’s peskiest problems, the dreaded flat tire.

Space Shuttle Discovery Lands on Bike Week

Thursday, March 10, 2011
The space shuttle Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center yesterday, banking over the ocean a stone's throw from Daytona Beach and the action of Bike Week.

Cyclechex Achieves Global Penetration

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Cyclechex, the first and exclusive provider of online motorcycle history reports, has now achieved global penetration.

AMA News and Notes March 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association has released their latest news and notes for this month with some new issues facing motorcyclists.

Paul Jr Designs to Unveil CrankyApe.com Bikes

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
A Harley Davidson motorcycle from the CrankyApe.com auction site has been customized by Paul Jr. Designs, a chopper-style motorcycle builder and to be dontate for charity. The Paul Jr customs will be unveiled at Daytona Bike Week.

Inaugural WV Rumble in the Valley Bike Event

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
First annual WV Rumble in the Valley bike event in Martinsburg, West Virginia to benefit the local charity Kids for Christmas.

Destination Daytona Bike Week Day One Report

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Our first day in Daytona Beach led us to Bruce Rossmeyer's empire, Destination Daytona, to take in the festivities at the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in the world.

HD Ups Support for Bikes Over Baghdad

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Fresh on the heels of the latest Bikes Over Baghdad tour to Iraq and Kuwait last December, Harley-Davidson Motor Company announced its continued support for the young, passionate BMX stunt team that has been sweeping U.S. military bases overseas.

Inaugural Office Depot Foundation Poker Run

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Inaugural Office Depot Foundation Poker Run will cover 180 miles of scenic south Florida highways to help raise funds supporting programs serving children, families and communities.

Jimmy Button’s M4M Cross Country Ride Week 1

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Jimmy Button and the Miles 4 Miracles crew have completed week one of their journey across the country that began February 20 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA and will end in Daytona Beach, Florida.

2011 AMA Flat Track Daytona Preview

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Flat Track racing returns to the Daytona Speedway as the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship prepares for a doubleheader at the world center of racing.

Polaris & Victory Employees Get 19% Bonus

Monday, March 7, 2011
Enjoying robust profits for 2010, Polaris Industries has continued with its profit-sharing program – with $13.6 million getting divvied up between the company’s 2250 non-salaried employees.

2011 AMA Flat Track Season Calendar Changes

Monday, March 7, 2011
The 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Series continues to undergo changes to the season calendar, a shift that sees dropped dates offset by expanded events and opportunities for greater series exposure.

Custom Chrome Sell West Coast Choppers CFL

Monday, March 7, 2011
V-Twin parts and aftermarket accessories distributor Custom Chrome will be selling CFL frames from Jesse James' defunct company, West Coast Choppers.

The Icon Garage - Livin' the Lifestyle in Slabtown

Friday, March 4, 2011
Motorcycle USA traveled to Portland, Oregon, to check out the cool collection of custom motorcycles from the creative minds of the crew at Icon Motosports.

Brute Horsepower Shootout Return to Bikeweek

Friday, March 4, 2011
Brock’s Performance teams up with BMW Motorrad USA and Wyotech to bring you the 21st Annual Brute Horsepower Shootout during Daytona Bikeweek 2011.

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Grows

Friday, March 4, 2011
The Congressional Motorcycle Caucus -- a bipartisan group that works to promote issues important to motorcyclists -- is gaining strength with the addition of new members.

Bill Introduced to Block Motorcycle Checkpoints

Thursday, March 3, 2011
A federal lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from giving money to states and local jurisdictions for motorcycle-only checkpoints.

Limpnickie Lot Footprint to Aid Florida Food Bank

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The members of the Limpnickie Lot are joining forces with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida during Bike Week to raise donations for needy families in the area.

2011 Daytona Beach Bike Week Preview

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Bike Week is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, which means the party on the shores of Daytona Beach should be huge as one of the biggest motorcycle rallies around gets ready to fire up.

Hot Leathers Bike Week Model Search

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Hot Leathers is still looking for a few models, both male and female, to model biker apparel for a photo shoot in Daytona Beach during Bike Week 2011.

DIS Ready to Host Busy 2011 Daytona 200 Week

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
In addition to all the thrilling action on the track with road racing, supercross, flat track and sportbike freestyle, Daytona International Speedway will continue the tradition of exciting, must-see activities for motorcycle enthusiasts.

V8 Parade and Bike Show at Bike Week 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The 7th annual V8 Motorcycle Parade followed by a V8 Bike Show at the Rat's Hole will take place on Wednesday, March 9 during Daytona Beach Bike Week.