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Paul Cox Feature Artist at Thy Will Be Done

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The third Thy Will Be Done Art Show, featuring custom bike builders, engravers, leather workers, tattoo artiists and more will be held in Seal Beach, CA this weekend.

Springfield Mile Flat Track Results 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Rain tried to wash out the Springfield Mile, but Mother Nature couldn't prevent one racer from breaking a four-year winless streak after drafting expertly and executing a last-lap pass.

Harley Offers New Digital Gear Indicator

Friday, May 27, 2011
Harley-Davidson is offering a new digital gear indicator, a small LED indicator that mounts onto the bike's handlebars.

Unknown Choppers' Enclosed Motorcycles

Friday, May 27, 2011
Unknown Choppers out of Garland, Texas, is working on enclosed motorcycle and trike concepts, the Frantom-E and the Frantom-R.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 27, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011
This week Camchann takes the honors with his photo from Crater Lake, Oregon. In the moto-photo tip, Justin gives you three words to shoot by.

Gallagher Headlines Broken Spoke Laconia

Friday, May 27, 2011
Comedian Gallagher headlines the list of entertainment scheduled for the Broken Spoke Saloon during the upcoming Laconia Motorcycle Week.

Icon Alliance Redeemer Helmet Review

Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Icon Alliance Redeemer Helmet has been protecting our head for the last few months, providing us ample time to review the merits of this full-face motorcycle helmet.

Lawmakers Reject Motorcycle-only Checkpoints

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Lawmakers back ban on funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints and instead want focus on motorcycle crash prevention.

2011 Star Raider S - Spring Ride in the Mojave

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
We take the 2011 Star Raider S for a 100-mile romp through the Mojave Desert in spring bloom, paying a visit to the Mother Road and a ghost town called Chloride.

Edgar Winter Joins Buffalo Chip Sturgis Lineup

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Edgar Winter will be taking a 'Free Ride' to Sturgis this year as Winter has signed on to be the musical entertainment for Friday, Aug. 5 at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground.

AMA Flat Track Springfield Preview 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The 2011 AMA Flat Track Championship visits the Illinois State Fairgrounds for Round 7 of the series at the Springfield Mile.

Harley and Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Harley-Davidson and country music legend Willie Nelson will be hitting the road together for the Country Throwdown Tour featuring outlaw country music and Harley's Dark Custom Motorcycles.

Win a Victory Motorcycle in Spring Giveaway

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Victory Motorcycles will be giving away a brand new 2011 Victory to the lucky winner of its Spring Bike Giveaway. Sign up to win today.

Aaron Colton AMA Flat Track Interview

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
We’ve heard of road race guys cross-training offroad and racing supermoto; but a sportbike freestyle rider taking his skills to AMA Flat Track? Motorcycle USA sits down with Freestyle sportbike rider Aaron Colton to find out more.

World Champion Racer Joins MHoF

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Doug Polen will be inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the 2011 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Legends & Champions Weekend at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

2011 Roland Sands Design Grand Opening

Monday, May 23, 2011
MotoUSA drops in for some drinks and photo ops at the grand opening of the new Roland Sands Design shop and retail store located in Los Alamitos, California.

Oklahoma Motorcyclists Support Ride for Kids

Monday, May 23, 2011
Tulsa’s second Ride for Kids honored 10 young brain tumor survivors and raised $13,065 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) on May 22.

Join Buffalo Chip for 4th Annual Legends Ride

Monday, May 23, 2011
The 4th Annual Legends Ride, featuring a chance to ride with celebrities and popular custom bike builders from Deadwood, South Dakota to a concert and dinner at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground, still has a few spots open.

Harley Owners Invite All to Million Mile Monday

Monday, May 23, 2011
The Harley Owners Group is inviting riders of all brands of motorcycles to join its members on June 27 for Million Mile Monday.

Bonhams to Auction Rare 1954 AJS Porcupine

Friday, May 20, 2011
One of the world's rarest, most legendary motorcycles, a 1954 AJS E95 Porcupine, will be up for grabs at the Bonham & Butterfied auction held in conjunction with The Quail Motorsports Gathering.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 20, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011
Motorcycle USA Forums user Richard47 gets the nod for Photo of the Week for May 20, 2011. Also MotoUSA photo ace Justin Dawes dishes out his moto-photo tip of the week.

Lucky F*cker Softail Kit from Custom Chrome

Friday, May 20, 2011
Custom Chrome has teamed up with Custom Design Studios' Kirk Taylor to create the Lucky F*cker Softail Conversion Kit

Dr. Frazier: Overland Expo

Friday, May 20, 2011
Dr. G explores the local motorcycle scene by attending the 2011 Overland Expo where adventure motorcycle attendees have been growing in number over recent years.

Harley Museum Summer Feature: Collection X

Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Harley-Davidson Museum is opening up the doors to its vault for its summer exhibit called Collection X: Weird, Wild Wonders of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

North Carolina Smoke Out XII Chopper Rally

Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Smoke Out XII Chopper Rally is held at The Horse Back Street Choppers on the 24-25 of June, 2011 and includes a full weekend of festivities including a garage-built-chopper bike show.

2011 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Review

Thursday, May 19, 2011
The third annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering featured beautifully restored classic motorcyles and served as an avenue for custom builders like Falcon Motorcycles to debut their latest creations.

Seventh Annual MIJ Online Job Fair

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com (MIJ) is proud to present its seventh annual Online Job Fair taking place May 16 – 31, 2011.

Triumph Recalling 2010 Thunderbirds

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Triumph Motorcycles is recalling certain 2010 Thunderbird and Thunderbird ABS cruisers due to an incompatible thread locker/screw combination on the front fender mounting.

Steve McQueen's Husky 400 Sells for $144K

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Actor Steve McQueen's 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross sold for a record $144,500 at the Bonhams & Butterfields auction held this past weekend at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering.

Fred Fox Joins Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Parts Unlimited founder Fred Fox, will be inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the 2011 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Legends & Champions.

Turning Back Time - Quail Motorcyle Ride 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Vintage and modern motorcyle collectors and enthusiasts met for a 110-mile ride around the Monterey Peninsula and a touring lap of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as part of the third annual Quail Motorcycle Ride.

NHTSA Updates Rules for Motorcycle Helmets

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
NHTSA has published an update that amends FMVSS No. 218, Motorcycle Helmets. The Final Rule amends certification labeling requirements and help consumers and law enforcement personnel distinguish between certified and uncertified helmets.

Backroad Ramblings: Small Bore Scoots

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In the wake of global recession and soaring gas prices, our rambler uncovers the power of scooters in an industry that has shifted its focus from superbikes to beginner bikes.

2011 Royal Enfield at Jay Leno’s Garage

Monday, May 16, 2011
When one of the oldest motorcycle brands in the world returned to California, it didn’t take long for one of California’s most famous automotive enthusiasts, Jay Leno, to take notice.

Success for International Female Ride Day

Friday, May 13, 2011
Last Friday, May 6th, thousands of female riders around the world celebrated the 5th International Female Ride Day and took their motorcycle or scooter to – 'Just Ride!'

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 13, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011
This week's MotoUSA Photo of the Week comes to us from Skyhawk04kilo and his rock steady camera skills. In the weekly moto-photo tip, our resident photo pro shows you how to get your timing just right.

Phil Schilling to Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 12, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the first member of the class of 2011: Phil Schilling, one of motorcycling's most accomplished journalists and an expert race tuner who set the early mark for Ducati's on-track success in America.

Farmers Recognized for Motorcycle Safety

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Farmers Insurance welcomed Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to their Caledonia campus on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 to receive a recognition award from the State of Michigan for Outstanding Performance in Motorcycle Safety.

AMA Pro Flat Track Sammy Halbert Interview

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Slammin' Sammy Halbert started the AMA Pro Flat Track season off with a bang after a perfect weekend in Daytona. We got a chance to talk to the current points leader in the GNC Expert Singles class.

Big Bear Choppers 9th Annual Ride the Mountain

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Big Bear Choppers is kicking it into high gear as it prepares for its 9th annual Ride the Mountain rally at Snow Summit Resort.

Hot Leathers Headed to Myrtle Beach Bike Week

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Hot Leathers is doing double time as they set up at both Myrtle Beach Bike Week and the Wildwood Spring Rally this weekend.

AMA News and Notes June 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
American Motorcycle Association comes out with the next edition of News and Notes for June 2011.

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Attempts a Comeback

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The South Carolina Supreme Court struck down Myrtle Beach's helmet law last year and now the rest of the Grand Strand is trying to return Myrtle Beach Bike Week to a semblance of its former glory.

Icon Patrol Waterproof Overpants Review

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Trying to ride in Oregon year-round requires a little assistance. We enlisted the services of Icon's Patrol Waterproof Overpants in our battle against the elements and came away with these impressions.

MC Life: Tim Kang

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
MotoUSA chats with star T.V. actor Tim Kang about his love for street bikes, MotoGP racing and life away from the big screen.

CCCS Guarantees New, Improved Air Suspension

Monday, May 9, 2011
Custom Cycle Control Systems has made its Simplified Air Suspension System easier to install and backs their work with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Harley's New Brown Leather Badlander Seat

Monday, May 9, 2011
Harley-Davidson is offering its Distressed Brown Leather Badlander Seat, a vintage-looking motorcycle seat for Softails, Touring and Sportster models.

Limpnickie Lot Prepares for Big Mountain Run III

Monday, May 9, 2011
Members of the Limpnickie Lot and Cycle Source Magazine are revving up for the third annual Big Mountain Run.

Buffalo Chip Honors Women w/ Biker Belles Ride

Friday, May 6, 2011
The Legendary Buffalo Chip salutes women riders with the first annual Biker Belles Celebration to be held during the 71st Sturgis Rally.

H.O.G. Members Can Win Big Prizes in Hoka Hey

Friday, May 6, 2011
Harley-Davidson's owners group, affectionately called H.O.G., is putting up over $50,000 in contingency for its members competing in the Hoka Hey Challenge, including the top prize, a 2012 CVO.

Cobra USA Offers Exhausts for Star Stryker

Friday, May 6, 2011
Cobra Engineering released four full exhaust systems and one new slip-on muffler for the Star Stryker.

MDA Charity Ride Raises Nearly 1 Milliion

Friday, May 6, 2011
The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that the 24th annual Harley-Davidson Ride For Life raised $956,937 to advance MDA’s lifesaving mission.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 6, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011
This week a technically composed landscape shot by MotoUSA forums user Wisart took the top honors in the Photo of the Week. Read on to learn more about his photo and to get a new moto-photo tip.

2011 Laughlin River Run Review

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Motorcycle USA traveled to the Mojave Desert to take in the custom bike show, poker runs, musical acts and to people watch on Casino Drive during the 29th Annual Laughlin River Run.

Scorpion Introduces iPad/iPhone Application

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Scorpion catalog & social networking links now on tap with new Scorpion iPad/iPhone Application.

Backmarker: Indian Reborn Yet Again

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
This month’s Backmarker focuses on the historic American marque Indian – the prestigious origins, messy recent past and its potential future under the guidance of new owner, Polaris Industries.

Legends & Champions Return to Las Vegas

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The AMA Legends & Champions Weekend features history's motorcycling legends, today's amateur champions and collectible motorcycles of every genre.

2011 Laughlin River Run Custom Bike Show

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The recent Laughlin River Run showcased trends in the West Coast custom motorcycle scene and featured the work of a variety of talented custom bike builders.

Motorcycle Awareness is Center Stage in May

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reminds all road users that May marks Motorcycle Awareness Month.

House Resolution 239 Affects Motorcycle Laws

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Federal lawmakers oppose state lobbying by safety agency introducing House Resolution 239 that would focus the agency efforts on motorcycle crash prevention as the first step in motorcycle safety.

International Female Ride Day

Monday, May 2, 2011
Women riders around the world will get on their motorcycles or scooters to celebrate the fifth International Female Ride Day.

Custom Builder Jim Nasi River Run Interview

Sunday, May 1, 2011
We ran into custom builder Jim Nasi at the 2011 Laughlin River Run who was displaying his popular bagger parts and conversions and ground-up customs like Sangre Azul.