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2012 Motorcycle Sales Up 2.8% Through Q2

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The MIC estimates through the first half of 2012 are in with sales of new motorcycles reporting a 2.8% increase from 2011.

Cycle News Issue 30 Available

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The July 31, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Sturgis Rally 2012 Preview

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
It's our favorite time of the year as riders are trekking across America to get to South Dakota's Black Hills for the 2012 Sturgis Rally.

Extremely Rare Brooklands Motorcycle to Sale

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The 1929 Grindlay-Peerless JAP 500cc ‘Hundred Model’ is one of only two of its kind known to survive and it also lapped Brooklands at over 100mph in 1937.

Knoxville and Kansas City riders raise $101,000

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Ride for Kids events in Knoxville and Kansas City combined to raise $101,155 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) on July 29.

Indian Motorcycle 2013 Chief Vintage LE

Monday, July 30, 2012
The first 2013 Indian Motorcycle has been unveiled, the 2013 Chief Vintage Limited Edition featuring a striking pearl white and thunder black two-tone paint and classic Indian styling cues.

2013 Victory Boardwalk First Ride

Monday, July 30, 2012
Victory adds a new model to the 2013 lineup with its Boardwalk classic cruiser. We spent two days sampling the new Boardwalk in Santa Barbara, California.

Sacramento Mile Results 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012
AMA Pro Flat Track riders made the 47th running of the Sacramento Mile a memorable one, with extremely close battles in both the Expert Twins and Pro Singles classes.

Indian, Jack & Zac Bikes Unveil in Sturgis

Friday, July 27, 2012
Indian Motorcycle, Jack Daniels and the Zac Brown Band are set to reveal two co-branded bikes at the upcoming Sturgis motorcycle rally.

UFC Frank Mir Guest at Buffalo Chip HOG Party

Friday, July 27, 2012
Harley-Davidson, UFC fighter Frank Mir and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip are teaming up at the annual Harley Owner's Group (H.O.G.) Sturgis party.

RSD Apparel Line Adds Hoody & Tee

Friday, July 27, 2012
Roland Sands Design has come out with their 2012 Made in America casual line including hoodies and hats.

2012 Detroit Bike Week July 27-29

Friday, July 27, 2012
Detroit Bike Week roars into Commerce Township July 27-29, 2012. Metro Detroit’s largest motorcycle festival features Sons of Anarchy star, live music and Guinness World Record-breaking rides.

See New Mustang Seats in V-Twin Catalog

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Mustang Seats has new designs for Harley FL, Dynas and Sportsters in its 2012 V-Twin Catalog Supplement.

The Wall That Heals at Broken Spoke Sturgis

Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Broken Spoke Campground will be hosting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall - The Wall That Heals during the 2012 Sturgis Rally.

Jimmy Ellis to AMA Hall of Fame

Thursday, July 26, 2012
1975 AMA Supercross Champion Jimmy Ellis to be inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Tune In Alert: AMA Pro Flat Track on MAVTV

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tune-In Alert: Airtime for AMA Pro Flat Track's Action from Springfield TT on MAVTV.

Saddleman in Sturgis at Black Hills H-D and J&P

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Saddleman will be exhibiting its motorcycle seats at the Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City and at J&P Cycles in Sturgis during the 2012 Black Hills Rally.

Victory Sturgis Ride & Party at the Buffalo Chip

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The 2012 Victory Sturgis Ride & Party will take place Aug. 9, starting in Deadwood at 2 p.m. before riding over to the Legendary Buffalo Chip for the official VRA party that evening.

Superstore Honors Daley for 'Super Bagger'

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Motorcycle Superstore held an 'Appreciation Party' for custom bike builder Mark Daley of Thunder Struck Custom Bikes for his work on the Superstore 'Super Bagger.'

2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show in Photos

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The 21st Annual Los Angeles Calendat Motorcycle Show was held in Calabasas, California this past weekend. Check out some of the hottest rides on display.

Accident Scene Management Course at IWMC

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference to include an Accident Scene Management Course.

Polaris Partners with Eicher Motors Limited

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Polaris enters a joint venture with Eicher Motors Limited and the partnership creates a new operation in India, expanding the company’s global footprint.

Cycle News Issue 29 Available

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The July 24, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

See 'Warrior Chopper' at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Monday, July 23, 2012
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, longtime supporters of the US military, is pleased to announce the Warrior Foundation and the Marine-built 'Warrior Chopper' will be displayed at the Chip's CrossRoads.

Ride for Kids Mourns Loss of Dianne Traynor

Monday, July 23, 2012
Dianne Traynor, co-founder of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and the Ride For Kids motorcycle charity program, passed away Friday, July 20th, 2012 after a long illness.

California, Illinois Against Checkpoint Laws

Friday, July 20, 2012
California and Illinois recently took a stand against motorcycle-only checkpoints, enacting laws to ban and/or restrict the practice.

Big Names to Play Broken Spoke Campground

Friday, July 20, 2012
The Broken Spoke Campground will host a number of concerts during Sturgis 2012, including the likes of Uncle Kracker, Night Ranger and Joe Nicholas among many others.

2013 Victory Motorcycles Preview

Friday, July 20, 2012
Victory Motorcycles has been releasing teasers of its 2013 lineup over the last couple of weeks, including video of the 2013 Boardwalk, in advance of the lineup's official launch July 30.

AMA Pro Flat Track to Attack Sac Mile July 28th

Friday, July 20, 2012
The AMA Pro Flat Track paddock will attack the Sacramento Mile Saturday, July 28th as the battle for the GNC Experts title heats up.

Jay Leno to be Grand Marshal for Love Ride 29

Friday, July 20, 2012
Tonight Show host Jay Leno will once again serve as Grand Marshal for Oliver Shokouh's Love Ride, the 29th Harley-Davidson Love Ride raising funds for the USO this year.

Supplemental HOF Vote for Nobby Clark

Thursday, July 19, 2012
The AMA Hall of Fame saga for Derek ‘Nobby’ Clark continues, with the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation conducting a supplemental vote for the inclusion.

GEICO Renews Ride for Kids Sponsorship

Thursday, July 19, 2012
GEICO Powersports renews its Ride for Kids sponsorship.

H-D Stokes Sturgis Tradition at 2012 Rally

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Harley-Davidson stokes Sturgis tradition at the 2012 Motorcycle Rally with product displays, motorcycle demo rides and more.

New Men's Hydration Vest from Harley

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Harley-Davidson aims to help riders beat the summer heat with its Men's Hydration Vest.

Free Fuel at Sturgis via Buffalo Chip and RFA

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is teaming up with The Renewable Fuels Association to offer Chippers a chance at filling their tanks for free during the Sturgis Rally 2012.

King of the Mtn - 2012 Ducati Diavel vs Shasta

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
We tackle the roads around Nor-Cal's majestic Mt. Shasta on the 2012 Ducati Diavel Carbon as we test the merits of Ducati's cruiser as a tourer.

Ohlins Offers Quarterly ‘Performance’ E-Zine

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Öhlins Racing AB, Sweden, launches a “Performance” Quarterly Webzine.

J&P Supports National Motorcycle Museum

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
J&P Cycles helps to support the National Motorcycle Museum through regular donations and collaborative work.

Royal Purple Announces Motorcycle Products

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Royal Purple keeps your two-wheeled machine running its best with its line of motorcycle specific products.

Cycle News Issue 28 Available

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The July 17, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Tattoo & Arts Festival Slated for Sturgis 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012
Immersed in Ink Tattoo & Arts Festival is an alternative Arts Festival in South Dakota.

Motorcycle Superstore Bagger Project - Part III

Friday, July 13, 2012
Work has been completed on the Motorcycle Superstore Bagger Project as the rear end conversion of the 2012 Harley Road Glide is done thanks to ThunderStruck's Mark Daley.

MHOF Clarifies Reversal of Nobby Clark Nod

Friday, July 13, 2012
Statement and review of the 2012 Hall of Fame induction class.

America's Ultimate Biker Contest at Sturgis

Friday, July 13, 2012
Jesse James Dupree is to award a custom Harley-Davidson Street Glide to America's Ultimate Biker at the 2012 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Mike Wolfe and Indian Motorcycle at Sturgis

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Indian Motorcycle is proud to team up with Mike Wolfe, creator and host of “American Pickers” on HISTORY, at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012.

Dr. Frazier’s Continental Divide Ride

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Dr. G recounts his adventure riding escapades crossing the Continental Divide, which includes angry border guards, roving dogs and benevolent air compressor operators.

AMA News and Notes August 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The American Motorcycle Association brings you the next edidtion of AMA News and Notes for August 2012.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Coronet Guitar Giveaway

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Win a Collector's Edition Sturgis Buffalo Chip themed Epiphone Coronet Guitar.

Builder Chris Redpath at LA Calendar Show

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Chris Redpath has taken Sportbike Class wins the past two years at the LA Calendar Show and returns this year to premier his newest project.

Five Dirico's Auctioned to Benefit Special Ops

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Five custom Dirico bikes were auctioned during the recent New England Warrior Benefit to honor and support fallen and wounded U.S. Special Operations forces and their families.

Sturgis Broken Spoke RV & Camping Info

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Sturgis is only a few short weeks away, there are still RV and camping spots available.

IMS Teams with Dealer Expo at Indy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Advanstar launches a new Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Indianapolis alongside the Dealer Expo.

Cycle News Issue 27 Available

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The July 10, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Carson City H-D Hosts Demo Rides at IWMC

Monday, July 9, 2012
Carson City Harley-Davidson will host demo rides at the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference.

Hagerstown Half-Mile Results 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012
Round 6 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track season headed to the Hagerstown Half-Mile in Maryland where Jared Mees earned his first victory of the year in GNC Expert Twins.

Brad Baker to Sub for Injured Kenny Coolbeth

Friday, July 6, 2012
'Bullet' Brad Baker will substitute for the injured Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. on the Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle Factory Team in AMA Pro Flat Track.

Aaron Lewis' Solo Debut at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Friday, July 6, 2012
Aaron Lewis, front man of the band Staind who recently received an Academy of Country Music nomination as well, will make his solo debut at The Buffalo Chip during the 2012 Sturgis Rally.

Big Bear Choppers Talks - From Boom to Bust

Friday, July 6, 2012
Motorcycle USA gets an exclusive interview with the new and former owners of Big Bear Choppers to talk about the motorcycle manufacturer's rise, fall, and resurrection.

Backmarker: Motorcyclepedia Museum

Thursday, July 5, 2012
This month our Backmarker tells the backstory of the Motorcyclepedia museum, run by the father/son team of Gerald and Ted Doering.

AMA Flat Track Hagerstown Preview 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
AMA Pro Flat Track is headed for the "Hub City" Classic at the Hagerstown Half-Mile.

Buffalo Chip Hosts Sturgis HOG Event

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Official Harley-Davidson Owners Group event heads back to the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Cycle News Issue 26 Available

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The July 3, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Steve Posson Unveils "Flying Mile" Sculpture

Monday, July 2, 2012
Steve Posson recently unveiled his new six-foot bronze sculpture, the "Flying Mile," which honors legendary racer Albert "Shrimp" Burns.

AMA Pro Flat Track Lima Half-Mile Results 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012
Slammin' Sammy Halbert lived up to his name by slammin' the door on Henry Wiles on the last turn of Lima's 25-lap Half-Mile National to win his first GNC race of the season.

HOF Removes Derek Clark from 2012 Nominees

Monday, July 2, 2012
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame announces a change to the 2012 induction class.