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2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Preview

Friday, July 29, 2011
The 71st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is just around the corner so we thought we'd help out with a little preview of the big events planned this year, from the 30th anniversary celebration at the Buffalo Chip to the party on Main and Lazelle.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – July 29, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011
While Justin is off shooting crazy bastards at X Games 17 the rest of us get to sift through the Photos of the Week forum and give some of the older submissions a chance at redemption.

Riders Rumble Through Woods for MDA

Friday, July 29, 2011
The Muscular Dystrophy Association kicks off the Tomahawk Fall Ride with the 2nd Annual Rumble Through The Woods Friday, September 16 2011.

S&S Cycle Hires New Prez - Stephen Iggens

Thursday, July 28, 2011
S&S Cycle announced it has hired on CFO Stephen Iggens as the company's new president.

Bean're Mayor of Fun at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground is proud to announce rally veteran Bean're will be acting Mayor of Fun at the Chip for Sturgis 2011.

2012 Victory Motorcycles First Look

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Victory Motorcycles introduced its 2012 lineup, highlighted by the release of the 2012 Victory Cross Country Tour and three motorcycles customized by the Ness clan - Arlen, Cory and Zach.

Backroad Ramblings: Summer Night Cruise

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Our freelance rambler retaliates against the recent heat wave in New York by taking to the street at night in a biker-only cruise night.

AMA Pro Flat Track Returns to Sacramento Mile

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
After a decade away, the roars of AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Flat Track racing will again be heard at the prestigious Sacramento Mile, when the championship returns to the Cal Expo Fair July 30 2011.

Indian Motorcycles Celebrates 110 at Sturgis

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Indian Motorcycles 2012 lineup will be on display at the corner of 4th and Lazelle during the annual Sturgis rally. The company is also organizing a group ride to the flat track races and more.

N3L Survey Says Motorcyclists Put Eyes at Risk

Monday, July 25, 2011
A recent national survey conducted by N3L Optics states that most motorcyclists don't do enough to protect their eyes.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Throwing Huge 30th Party

Monday, July 25, 2011
The Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground is throwing the biggest party in 30 years at the 71st annual Sturgis Rally to celebrate three decades of 'The Best Party Anywhere.'

Lake Odessa Half Mile Results 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011
With Jared Mees posting another victory at the I-96 Speedway in Michigan the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Championship has squeezed tighter as it enters its second half.

Measures Being Taken to Lighten Sturgis Traffic

Friday, July 22, 2011
A conversation with the owner of the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground revealed traffic in and around Sturgis this year should be lighter thanks to the involvement of the Dept. of Transportation and the support of South Dakota's governor.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 22, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011
Colorado Randy's photograph of his FZ1 posed at Mary's Lake in Colorado is the MotoUSA Photo of the Week for July 22nd. J-Dawg's moto-photo tip is a simple method for making your shots larger than life.

Kane Friesen at AMA Vintage Days

Friday, July 22, 2011
Kane 'Insane' Friesen and his thrilling street extreme stunt riding will be entertaining at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days featuring Kawasaki, Marque of the Year, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, July 22-24.

Freedom Ride Brings in $80,000 in WI

Friday, July 22, 2011
The roads of southern Wisconsin roared with the sound of 1,000 motorcycles last weekend at the 26th Annual MDA Freedom Ride.

Broken Spoke Saloon's 2011 Sturgis Concerts

Friday, July 22, 2011
The Broken Spoke Campground and Saloon has released its full 2011 concert line-up for Sturgis, a list that includes .38 Special, Foghat and the Little River Band.

CrankyApe Auctions Paul Jr. Bike for Officers

Friday, July 22, 2011
CrankyApe.com recently donated the proceeds from the sale of a Paul Jr. Designs' customized motorcycle to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in honor of a fallen officer and friend.

2011 Q2 Motorcycle Sales Flatten

Friday, July 22, 2011
Motorcycle sales hold steady with 2010 numbers through the second quarter, as the 7.2% gain in Q1 drops to 1.7% in June.

Hoka Hey Challenge Lands Film Deal

Friday, July 22, 2011
Academy Award nominated producer David Roma will be filming a feature length documentary on the upcoming Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge, a motorcycle endurance contest which will ride through all 48 U.S. states and Nova Scotia.

Backmarker: Flat Tracker Jason Griffin

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Jason Griffin may be an arm down on his competition, but the Carolina racer hits the AMA Flat Track circuits with plenty of heart.

Brainerd Added to 2011 Flat Track Schedule

Thursday, July 21, 2011
The State of Minnesota's budget woes doomed the Minnesota Mile but North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minnesota stepped forward to claim the September 24 2011 date.

2012 Harley-Davidson Models Released

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harley-Davidson released its ambitious 32 model 2012 lineup which includes the newest member of the Dyna family, the 2012 Switchback, and a 10th Anniversary Edition of the vaunted V-Rod.

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO First Rides

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harley-Davidson introduces its 2012 CVO motorcycles, factory custom bikes dripping in high dollar paint and plenty of chrome. The list includes one all-new model and three returning CVO veterans.

2012 Harley CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harley-Davidson increases the pedigree of the 2012 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide with a new thumpin' audio system, zumo GPS, a revamped saddle and luxuries like heated seats and grips.

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Custom

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harley-Davidson introduces the newest member of its 2012 CVO line, the Road Glide Custom, a bold bagger with a big engine, boomin' audio and bitchin' paint.

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harley-Davidson brings the 2012 CVO Softail Convertible back for the third year running offering a motorcycle that serves as both a tourer and cruiser.

2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Harley puts the BOOM! in its 2012 CVO Street Glide by installing a 400-watt factory audio system in its popular bagger with the Bat-wing fairing.

U.S. Sales and Profits Up in Harley 2Q Report

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Harley-Davidson's Second Quarter financial report shows the first increase in U.S. sales since 2006 and an increase in reported income from continuing operations.

Victory Motorcycles Ready to Storm Sturgis

Monday, July 18, 2011
Victory Motorcycles gets ready to storm Sturgis with demo rides on its 2012 models, a chance to win a customized Klock Werks Victory Kingpin, a Victory Owners Ride and parties at the Buffalo Chip.

2011 LA Calendar Motorcyle Show in Photos

Monday, July 18, 2011
Motorcycle USA visits the 2011 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show to check out the custom cruisers and sportbikes in the shadow of the historic Queen Mary.

Shoei Donates Helmets to NMSF

Monday, July 18, 2011
The National Motorcycle Safety Fund’s Board of Trustees and the entire staff of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, wish to express their deepest and sincerest gratitude to Shoei Co., Ltd. for its extremely generous donation.

Aermacchi/H-D Heads to AMA Vintage Days

Monday, July 18, 2011
An Aermacchi/Harley-Davidson motorcycle will be on display at this year's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days featuring Kawasaki, Marque of the Year as a championship winning RR 250 at the July 22-24 event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

Dirico Bagger Tour of NH Covered Bridges

Friday, July 15, 2011
We tour the New Hampshire countryside in a quest for historic covered bridges on a prototype Dirico Motorcycles bagger during our recent trip to Laconia Motorcycle Week.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 15, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
The MotoUSA Photo of the Week winner for July 15 is Wisart, who is now a two-time winner. Our resident photo guru Justin Dawes drops some science in his weekly moto-photo tip.

2011 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Challenge Bike

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Custom Chrome has teamed up with the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground in assisting custom builder Michael Prugh and students from Western Dakota Tech to complete the 2011 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Challenge custom motorcycle.

Royal Enfield to Open New Manufacturing Plant

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Royal Enfield announced it is building a new manufacturing facility to meet the worldwide demand for its iconic motorcycles.

American V-Twin Dealer Show to Launch in Indy

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Advanstar Communications announces the launch of a new American V-Twin Dealer Show with the Indy Dealer Expo to create a one-stop-shopping experience for the industry.

Dr. Frazier: Adventurers to 'Girdle the Globe'

Thursday, July 14, 2011
In honor of the first motorcycle adventurists who traveled the globe in 1913, the Clancy Centenary Ride for 2012-2013 has been organized by Irish travelers Feargal O’Neill and Joe Walsh.

Full Throttle Saloon to Host Led Sled Customs

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Led Sled Customs is getting ready to kick off the first leg of its independent tour at the World's Largest Biker Bar, the Full Throttle Saloon, just in time for Sturgis 2011.

Harley-Davidson Sturgis 2011 Event Schedule

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
From its annual Ride-In Bike Show to demo rides on 2012 Harley-Davidsons, The Motor Company has big plans for Sturgis 2011.

2011 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show July 16

Monday, July 11, 2011
The 2011 Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show & Calendar Girl Music Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary on Saturday July 16th 2011 in the Queen Mary Seawalk Village, Long Beach, California.

Hangerstown Half Mile Results 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011
Kenny Coolbeth Jr. snared the victory at the Hangerstown Half Mile in front of a crowded grand stand in Maryland.

2011 Bagger Cruiser Shootout

Monday, July 11, 2011
MotoUSA rounded up a trio of cruisers with batwing fairings and hard bags and headed across the desert to the cool air of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Brough Superior SS100 Added to Quail Sale

Friday, July 8, 2011
A highly coveted Brough Superior SS100 is just one of the rare motorcycles added to Bonham's 14th annual sale coming up in August at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 8, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011
This Friday's Photo of the Week is a killer action photo of Dean Wilson from forum user Spudrace. Check out his awesome photo and get this week's moto-photo tip.

Captain America Helps H-D Free the World

Friday, July 8, 2011
Marvel Studios Captain America rides a Harley-Davidson WLA in the upcoming movie, Captain America: The First Avenger while Harley is launching its Free the World promotion as well.

AMA Flat Track Honors Henry Wiles

Thursday, July 7, 2011
AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships will crown the best amateur racers in short-track, TT, half-mile and mile amateur dirt-track competition.

Harley Offers Nightstick Dual Touring Mufflers

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Harley-Davidson is offering its new Screamin' Eagle Nightstick Dual Touring Mufflers for both its touring and trike models.

Muttin Cycles Poker Run for Cathy's Help

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Muttin Cycles out of Conyers, Georgia, invites everybody to its motorcycle poker run and show to benefit Cathy's Help Foundation.

New Motorcycle Trailer from Kendon

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Kendon Industries, Inc., the originator of Stand-Up motorcycle trailers and innovative motorcycle lifts, expands its trailer offerings with a new ride-up single rail trailer.

Limpnickie Lot Moves to Buffalo Chip Sturgis

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Legendary Buffalo Chip will be home to the custom bike builders known collectively as the Limpnickie Lot during Sturgis 2011.

Harley Offers Women Learn to Ride Experience

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Four lucky women will win a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle along with the 'Ultimate Learn-to-Ride' experience in its latest contest.

Memorable MC: BSA A10 Golden Flash

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The iconic Thunderbird wasn’t the only 650 Twin rumbling out of Britain in the ‘50s and ‘60s. This month our vintage motorcycle expert examines the BSA A10 Golden Flash.

Puddle of Mudd/ Saving Abel at Buffalo Chip

Friday, July 1, 2011
Puddle of Mudd and Saving Abel will rock the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground on Friday, Aug. 12, during the 2011 Sturgis Rally.

Triumph Motorcycles to Enter Indian Market

Friday, July 1, 2011
Triumph Motorcycles is the latest manufacturer to set up shop in the rapidly growing motorcycle market of India.

Big Dog Performance Products New Website

Friday, July 1, 2011
Big Dog Motorcycles may have ceased production but the company is still producing aftermarket parts and accesories for its motorcycles in addition to offering other V-Twin parts.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 1, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011
This Friday's Photo of the Week comes to us from BaasPro and his GoPro helemt camera. Take a look at how wide-angle lenses can add a wide-open feel to your moto-photos.