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MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011
April 29th's Photo of the Week comes to use from Motorcycle USA Forums User RedDog and his wife Mamma Hen. Take a closer look at their unique perspective of Tennessee's Maggie Valley.

Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta 750S

Thursday, April 28, 2011
In this Memorable Motorcycle our correspondent shines a spotlight on MV Agusta's 750S - its shortcomings and unmistakable historic appeal.

Cardo Systems Half-Helmet Accessory Kit Peek

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Cardo Systems, announced today the availability of its new Audio & Microphone Kit for Half-Helmets.

Black Falcon, More at Quail Motorcycle Gathering

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Falcon Motorcycles will debut The Black, the Bathing Suit Bike will be on display, and the auction of Steve McQueen's 1971 Husky 400 highlight the upcoming Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, California.

Visit Hot Leathers Laughlin, Help Soldiers Angels

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Hot Leathers is headed to both the Laughlin River Run and the Panama City Beach Bike Rally and will be conducting a fundraiser for Soldiers Angels at the Laughlin show.

Buffalo Chip Celebrates 30 - Win Custom Victory

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Legendary Buffalo Chip thanks its customers, both past and present, with the '30 Years Strong - Sturgis Buffalo Chip" Bike Give-Away during the 71st annual Sturgis Rally.

2011 Laughlin River Run Preview

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Thousands of bikers from Arizona, California, Nevada and beyond will converge on Laughlin for custom bike shows, poker runs, demo rides, live music and more at the 29th Annual Laughlin River Run.

AMA Offers Premier Benefits for Less

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is now offering loyal customers added benefits with the option of a new membership category: AMA Life Member Plus.

2011 Q1 Motorcycles Sales Up 7%

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The downward motorcycle sales trend finally rebounds, with MIC sales data reporting a 7% increase for the first quarter of 2011.

Salinas Short Track Flat Track Results 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011
Flat track action took center stage in Salinas today as an enthusiastic Easter crowd was treated to some great action on the quarter-mile oval at the Salinas Sports Complex.

Salinas Flat Track TT Race Results 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011
It was a race-long battle for the top spot in the AMA Pro Grand National Singles TT race in Salinas between Jake Johnson, Brad Baker and Henry Wiles

Every Day is Earth Day on a Motorcycle

Friday, April 22, 2011
As Earth Day 2011 takes place the AMA announces the tremendous environmental benefits which exist using a motorcycle for travel and commuting.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 22, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011
April 22nd's Photo of the Week comes to us from the tropical paradise of Maui and Motorcycle USA Forums User Gammaqueen.

Icon Overlord Long Gloves Review

Thursday, April 21, 2011
We've put the Icon Overlord Long Gloves to the test over the last few months,from 35-degree morning rides through the Sonoran Desert to an 80-degree run to the Florida Keys.

Polaris CEO, No.1 Indian Dealer Talk Acquisition

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Polaris CEO Scott Wine talks more about the acquisition of the Indian Motorcycle Co. while the leading Indian Motorcycle dealer in the world provides his input as well.

Motorcyclist Fatalities Down 2% in 2010

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Motorcyclist fatalities declined by at least 2 percent in 2010, according to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

Polaris Breaks Records in First Quarter 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Polaris Industries continues to buck the trend by posting record-breaking results in its first financial report of 2011.

Polaris to Keep Engine Manufacturing in Osceola

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Polaris Industries announced it will keep its Osceola, Wisconsin plant open for engine manufacturing after stronger than expected growth projections.

Moscow Show Awards Ticket to Sturgis AMD

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The recent winner of the Moscow Custom & Tuning Show was rewarded for his work with a ticket to the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Sturgis.

Polaris Industries Acquires Indian Motorcycles

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Polaris Industries, parent company of Victory Motorcycles, just announced that it has acquired Indian Motorcycles.

Income Up in Harley's First Quarter Report 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Fueled by the return to profitability of its financial services and increased international sales, Harley-Davidson's 2011 First Quarter Report shows a healthy increase in net income.

DuQuoin Flat Track Results 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011
AMA Flat Track action commenced once again at the DuQuoin Flat Track at the Southern Illinois Center with the Grand National and Pro Singles classes competing on the short track.

U.S. Lawmakers Focus on Motorcycle Safety

Monday, April 18, 2011
U.S. lawmakers want a federal traffic safety agency to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education in hopes to increase motorcycle safety.

Harlistas Movie Celebrates Latino Motorcyclists

Monday, April 18, 2011
La Band Films is premiering a unique documentary called Harlistas: An American Journey that celebrates Latino motorcycling culture.

Rider Insurance Promotes Moto Safety Month

Monday, April 18, 2011
In recognition and support of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Rider Insurance will be giving away hundreds of dollars a day in motorcycle safety apparel and motorcycle training courses throughout May on Facebook.

Bonhams Auctioning Steve McQueen Trophies

Monday, April 18, 2011
Bonhams is preparing to auction off a collection of Steve McQueen's racing trophies in addition to his 1971 Husqvarna 400 motorcycle at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering next month in Carmel, California.

Victory High-Ball Riders Road to 1000 Challenge

Friday, April 15, 2011
Victory Motorcycles is challenging owners of its 2012 High-Ball to be among the first 50 riders to log 1000 miles on their new motorcycle with specially badged engine covers up for grabs.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 15, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011
April 15th's Photo of the Week comes to use from the great state of Utah and Motorcycle USA Forums User SMG. Take a closer look at the wonderful fall colors and a very nice Ducati.

Dirico Motorcycles - Small Company, Big Heart

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dirico Motorcycles has picked up the torch of philanthropy by donating and building the official Sturgis Rally Raffle Bike as well as supporting other charitable causes.

Dr. Frazier's BMW R69S Adventure

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dr. Gregory Frazier takes a ride on BMW's lesser known adventure bike the R69S through the rough out back of Colorado and takes on the famous Pikes Peak.

Texas Bike Works New Century-Rocket Frame

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Texas Bike Works introduces the latest addition to its lineup of chopper RetroFrames, the Century-Rocket.

Cobra Introduces New Fi2000 PowrPro Tuner

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Cobra Engineering introduces what it's billing as 'revolutionary continuously variable tuning technology' in the form of its new Fi2000 PowrPro.

Hogslayer Documentary Signs First Sponsors

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The producers of 'Hogslayer - The Unapproachable Legend' are proud to announce it has signed on the first four sponsors for their documentary about a twin-engine Norton drag bike.

Chasin' Key West Sunset on a Stratoliner Deluxe

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
We make a run for Key West, Florida on custom 2010 Star Stratoliner Deluxes in hopes of making it in time for the sunset celebration in Mallory Square.

Buffalo Chip Celebrates 30 with Rock Superstars

Monday, April 11, 2011
Sturgis is months away but the lineup of killer musical acts scheduled for the Legendary Buffalo Chip's 30th anniversary is already filling in with a long list of rock superstars.

It's Official - Intrust Forecloses, Big Dog Closes

Friday, April 8, 2011
After initially denying it was going under, Intrust Bank has officially foreclosed on Big Dog Motorcycles and the company has closed its doors.

Honda Quake Recovery Update April 8

Friday, April 8, 2011
In the latest press release from Honda's president and CEO, Takanobu Ito, the company plans to resume production on April 11th, though only at 50%.

Backroad Ramblings: Magazine Addiction

Friday, April 8, 2011
In this edition our rambler reveals his addiction to magazines and the turmoil it’s brought upon the Giacchino household.

2011 Arizona Bike Week Review

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Factory demo rides, shiny custom cruisers, hot girls in bikinis and old school heavy metal were all on the menu at Cyclefest for this year’s 2011 AZ Bike Week in Scottsdale, Arizona as we joined in on the fun in the sun.

Prodigal Father, Pagan Son Book Review

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Prodigal Father, Pagan Son is a hard-hitting tale of a boy who grows up inside the world of the Pagans Motorcycle Club after being born the son of the president of the Philadelphia chapter.

Sturgis Mark Federally Trademarked by SRMI

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The word mark Sturgis has been federally trademarked in connection with Sturgis Rally goods and services.

IMBBA Announces US World Cup Competitors

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The International Master Bike Builder Association announced the names of the American custom motorcycle builders who will represent our country in the IMBBA World Cup Competition next year.

Custom Chrome European Bike Show Winners

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Custom Chrome's International Bike Show Series headed to Europe recently where over 100 custom motorcycles competed for trophies and prizes.

Riding w/ Angels Raises $6200 at Broken Spoke

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Broken Spoke Saloon held a fundraiser for Riding with Angels during Daytona Bike Week that raised $6200 for the organization.

Backmarker: Nuclear Cowboyz Inception

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Backmarker makes its Motorcycle USA debut with motojournalist Mark Gardiner recounting the creation of perhaps the future of freestyle motocross – Micky Dymond’s one-of-a-kind Nuclear Cowboyz show.

Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley Museum/Store

Monday, April 4, 2011
Bruce Rossmeyer's announced it is going to open a Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson museum and store at its Beach Street location in Daytona Beach.

2011 Star Stryker to the Space Center

Monday, April 4, 2011
We escape the bustle of Bike Week with a ride down to the Kennedy Space Center on Star Motorcycles 2011 Stryker to witness the final landing of the space shuttle Discovery.