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2012 ATK Cruisers Sturgis Debut

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
We take a ride out to the Broken Spoke Saloon and through Vanocker Canyon during Sturgis on some of ATK's 2012 cruiser motorcycles.

First Pics of Polaris 2012 Indian Chief Released

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Indian Motorcycle Co. released pictures of the first 2012 Indian Chief to roll off the assembly line since its new owners, Polaris Industries, moved production to its Spirit Lake facility.

Past, Present, Future Represented at MMP

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The sixth annual Bike Fest will take place at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend, September 2-4, giving motorcycle enthusiasts a unique opportunity to scan the entire spectrum of two-wheeled technology.

NC and MI Raise More Than $180,000

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Motorcyclists brought $180,681 in donations to Ride for Kids events in Asheville, N.C., and Ann Arbor, Mich.

Kuryakyn Racing Pays for Child's Wish

Monday, August 29, 2011
The Racing for a Wish Kuryakyn Race Team is proud to announce they have committed to fully fund a child's wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.

Backroad Ramblings: The Disappearing Bike

Friday, August 26, 2011
Our Rambling man ponders the words of a wise moto-journalist and his concept of the perfect disappearing bike.

Triumph Rocket III Touring Finds a Home

Friday, August 26, 2011
Avid motorcyclist John Viscomi was so surprised that he won a customized Triumph Rocket III Touring motorcycle with more than $2,000 in custom audio equipment that he did his own due diligence with Triumph to confirm it wasn’t a hoax.

Join the 500th Ride for Kids on Sept. 25

Friday, August 26, 2011
We'll celebrate the 500th event in our history on Sunday, Sept. 25 in Ellicott City, Md. This ride benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds medical research and family support programs.

MSF Launches Motorcycling Naturalistic Study

Friday, August 26, 2011
The first rider participating in the first-ever MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study rode off with a fully instrumented, data-logging bike from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

2012 Harley Night Rod Special First Ride

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Harley-Davidson revamps its venerable V-Rod platform for ’12. Learn what’s new in this Night Rod Special review.

Peoria TT Flat Track Results 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011
For the seventh consecutive year Henry Wiles posted the victory at the Peoria TT following tremendous difficulties with his bike.

2012 Harley-Davidson Switchback First Ride

Friday, August 19, 2011
Harley-Davidson offers riders the best of both worlds with its new Switchback that converts from a standard cruiser to a light-touring bike. Read more in this motorcycle review.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 19, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a black and white beauty from Motorcycle USA Forums user slr. Check out his desert monsoon landscape and get another moto-photo tip from JDawg.

Bridges, Nicks, Fogerty Rock American Thunder

Friday, August 19, 2011
The American Thunder Music Festival, a benefit concert held at the Buffalo Chip for the Bob Woodruff Foundation featuring Jeff Bridges, Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty, will soon be rebroadcast to troops.

Indy Mile Flat Track Event Cancelled

Friday, August 19, 2011
As a result of the tragic stage collapse that took place at the Indiana State Fair, Round 15 of the 2011 AMA Flat Track Championship has been cancelled.

2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Review

Thursday, August 18, 2011
After 11 days on the road, Motorcycle USA looks back at the epic rides, bike shows, concerts, and general mayhem that filled the Black Hills for the 71st annual Sturgis Rally.

Moby Dick Motorcyle to Sell at Bonhams

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Bonhams are returning to the International Motorcycle Show in Staffordshire on 16th October 2011 with another exceptional line-up of motorcycles.

Hogslayer, Norton Dragster Flic, Debuts Aug. 18

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Hogslayer: The Unapproachable Legend will debut tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2012 Harley-Davidson Road King First Ride

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Road King has been a staple model in Harley Davidson’s cruiser line-up for quite some time. 2012 brings some needed updates to the Road King, find out more in our first ride report.

Memorable Motorcycle: Vincent Black Knight

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The likes of Rollie Free and Hunter S. Thompson ingrained Vincent motorcycles into the cultural psyche. This month our vintage motorcycle expert does his part, taking a closer look at the Vincent Black Knight.

Bell Custom 500 Skratch Deluxe Helmet Review

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Bell enlisted the services of hot rod enthusiast and pinstriper extraordinaire, Skratch, to help out on the design of its cool three-quarters motorcycle helmet, the Bell Custom 500 Skratch Deluxe LE.

James Rispoli, Dennis Noyes Pit Pass Radio

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Tonight's Show is Dedicated to the Memory of Francesco Quinn a Movie Celebrity Who Supported Motorcycling Throughout his Career.

Peoria TT Flat Track Preview 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The 2011 AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Flat Track Championship heads to Peoria Race Park as the battle for the title rages on.

Rumble for the Heartland

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Rumble For The Heartland (RFTH) is a family-friendly signature charity motorcycle tour, founded Lorenzo Lamas, and veteran television producer, Chad Greulach, as an effort to raise funding and awareness for veterans and active duty military.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 12, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a refreshing scene from the Arizona Desert, and JDawg gives you some tips on keeping your cameras clean.

Rats Hole Custom Bike Show Sturgis 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011
The spirit of Big Daddy Rat invaded Sturgis as the Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show rolled into town to set up camp at the Legendary Buffalo Chip to hold it's annual show in the Black Hills.

Rare Exhibit of Antique Indian Motorcycles

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Sighting just one antique Indian motorcycle is rare, but seeing an exhibit of 15 classic bikes is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

AMA News and Notes September 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association brings you the next edition of News and Notes for September 2011.

2011 AMD World Championship Sturgis Results

Thursday, August 11, 2011
The 2011 AMD World Championships of Custom Bike Building crowned a new champion from a field of builders spanning 19 different countries.

Dr. Frazier: Ho Chi Minh Jungle Expedition

Thursday, August 11, 2011
This month Dr. G relates his latest travels to Vietnam, taking roads less traveled on a Ho Chi Minh jungle expedition.

Francesco Quinn: 1963-2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Actor and prominent motorcycle enthusiast Francesco Quinn has died at the age of 48 from an apparent heart attack.

Polaris Comments on Indian Motorcycles Future

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Motorcycle USA learned a little more about the direction of Indian Motorcycles while attending the Victory Motorcycles 2012 press. We get the details on Indian's future straight from the source.

Thursday is Buffalo Chip Campground Day

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
South Dakota Governor, Dennis Daugaard proclaimed Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 as Buffalo Chip Campground Day in South Dakota. The campground is celebrating its 30th annual event this year.

Bonhams Pre-War British Motorcycles

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Three distinct British motorcycles from pre-war days headline the entry for Bonhams sale at the National Motor Museum’s Beaulieu Autojumble held on the 10th September.

Fourth Annual Legends Ride - Sturgis 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The Fourth Annual Legends Ride, featuring celebrities like 'Big' Kenny, Rupert Boneham and more was another huge success at raising money for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and the Black Hills Special Olympics.

Willie & Max Introduces Full Touring Kits

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The new Willie & Max Full Touring Upgrade kits is ready to help riders take their cruisers to a full dress tourer in no time.

Mike Brown & Elena Myers on Pit Pass Radio

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
WORCS / Endurocross racer Mike Brown and AMA Supersport Racer Elena Myers will be two of the featured guests on Pit Pass Radio, other guests include: Kyle Cunningham, Jere Swarr, and Tyler O'Hara.

Japanese and Italian Motorcycles at Bonhams

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A wonderful selection of classic Italian and Japanese motorcycles are among the highlights of Bonhams annual sale at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in Stafford on 16th October 2011.

Mecum Brings 200 Collector Motorcycles

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Mecum Auctions will sell nearly 200 motorcycles on the auction block during their upcoming event in Monterey, Aug. 18-20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course.

Love Ride Returns for 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011
Tonight Show host, Jay Leno, will lead thousands of bikers to Castaic Lake for the 28th annual Love Ride on October 23, 2011.

Del Mar Celebration of the Motorcycle Returns

Monday, August 8, 2011
Relive the roar, the rumble, the richness of history at Celebration of the Motorcycle as it returns to the Del Mar Race Track Paddock for 2011.

Castle Rock Flat Track Results 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011
Sammy Halbert takes the lead in the 2011 Flat Track Championship following a dominating performance at his home track in Washington.

Performance Machine Acquires Xtreme Wheels

Monday, August 8, 2011
Performance Machine recently acquired Xtreme Machine Motorcycle Wheels USA, but will continue to manufacture products under the Xtreme Machine brand name.

AMD World Championship Sturgis Preview

Monday, August 8, 2011
This year's AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at Sturgis promises to be the most competitive ever with entries from 19 countries and 43 builders duking it out in the Freestyle class.

2011 Sturgis Rally First Impressions

Sunday, August 7, 2011
Motorcycle USA rolled into Sturgis last night, just in time to head out to our favorite place to party, the Legendary Buffalo Chip and to compile a few initial impressions of the scene.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 5, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week has some high flying freesyle action, and J-Dawg gives a photo tip concerning white balance.

Backmarker: Mert Lawwill

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Our Backmarker chats with racing legend Mert Lawwill and how one famous friend, Steve McQueen, provided a helping hand after an accident.

Rod Woodruff Interview- Buffalo Chip Turns 30

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Buffalo Chip is planning its biggest celebration yet for Sturgis 2011 in honor of its 30th anniversary. We got a chance to talk to the man responsible for 'The Best Party Anywhere,' Rod 'Woody' Woodruff in this exclusive interview.

Buffalo Chip Ready for Sturgis Party 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011
The countdown to the 2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has begun at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground as Woody and the crew have a slew of new events and attractions in honor of its 30th anniversary.

Sacramento Mile Flat Track Results 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011
Flat track racing returned to Sacramento, California, after a 12-year hiatus and the sell-out crowd was treated to some tight racing action on the Cal Expo mile.