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MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 30, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011
The last MotoUSA Photo of the Week for September is a great capture of Tyla Rattray on the gas. JDawg gives a moto-photo tip on making practice perfect.

Bikes, Blues & BBQ Dickson Street Report 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011
Motorcycle USA takes a ride through the Ozarks then heads into Fayetteville just in time to catch the night life on Dickson Street on our first day at the Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally.

Peter Fonda Lends His Name for 2011 Love Ride

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Iconic actor/biker Peter Fonda is literally lending his name to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against autism.

Bikes, Blues & BBQ Preview 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011
Motorcycle USA is gearing up for a ride to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to take part in the 11th annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally.

500th Ride for Kids Raises $197,000

Monday, September 26, 2011
The first Ride for Kids event in 1984 raised $4,000 for childhood brain tumor research.

Brainerd Half Mile Flat Track Results 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011
Jared Mees opened his lead in the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Championship after posting his fifth win of the season during North Central Speedway's first-ever flat track event.

2012 Honda Shadow 750 Cruisers First Look

Friday, September 23, 2011
Honda introduced its 2012 lineup of Shadow 750 cruisers, from the roadster-like 2012 Shadow RS to the blacked-out 2012 Honda Shadow Phantom.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 23, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011
This week our winner offers a unique perspective of a familiar scene. Take a look at the MotoUSA Photo of the Week and get a tip on traveling light with your camera.

2012 Honda Fury First Look

Friday, September 23, 2011
Honda released its list of cruiser motorcycles today, and the raked-out factory custom chopper they call the 2012 Honda Fury is back for a curtain call.

Cobra Short Swept Speedsters for H-D Softails

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Cobra USA releases its Short Swept Speedster exhausts for Harley-Davidson Softails.

Oakley Ducati Wind Jacket Sunglass Review

Thursday, September 22, 2011
N3L Optics, a company that specializes in sport performance sunglasses, sent us over a set of Oakley Ducati Wind Jackets to review.

Former U.S. Senator Joins AMA

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Former two-term U.S. Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado has joined the American Motorcyclist Association as vice president for government relations beginning Oct. 3.

Custom Chrome Europe Dealer Show March 24

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Custom Chrome's European Dealer Show will be held on March 24-25 in Mainz, Germany.

Lorenzo Lamas Cycles Rumble for the Heartland

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
We talk with actor Lorenzo Lamas and TV producer Chad Greulach about their company, Lorenzo Cycles, and discuss their support of the U.S. military via their Rumble for the Heartland rides.

Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway Promotion

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway promotion is back to help drive floor traffic and this year it includes all-new VIP prize packages for a couple of lucky participating retailers.

St. Louis and Philly Raise More Than $185,000

Monday, September 19, 2011
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Ride for Kids events in St. Louis and Philadelphia raised a grand total of $185,645 for the fight against childhood brain tumors yesterday.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Sept 16, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011
This week’s MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a nostalgic look back in time. A snap shot of a life and lifestyle that many are a part of and only a few can comprehend.

Buffalo Chip Challenge Empowers Students

Friday, September 16, 2011
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip Challenge gives local students an edge by helping them develop real-world skills during the fabrication of a custom Harley-Davidson.

See Intake's Inner Workings - RSD Clarity Line

Friday, September 16, 2011
Roland Sands Design has made a trick new set of products and covers with clear polycarbonate windows so you can see the inner workings of your V-Twin.

Brainerd Half-Mile Flat Track Preview 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011
The AMA Pro Flat Track paddock heads north to the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes' for the next round of racing action at the Brainerd Half-Mile.

Auctions America Expands Vintage Calendar

Friday, September 16, 2011
Auctions America By RM Expands it's vintage motorcycle event calendar with Barber Vintage Festival and Las Vegas sales.

American V-Twin Dealer Show Coming Together

Thursday, September 15, 2011
The American V-Twin Dealer Show is working hard to create a new industry trade show touted as the 'ultimate one-stop shopping, learning and networking environment' for everything V-Twin.

2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe Project Bike

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Motorcycle USA's 2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe project bagger gets some touring-friendly upgrades courtesy of the Star accessory catalog.

Kuryakyn Racing for a Wish XR1200 in Chicago

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wild Fire Harley-Davidson will be home for the team race bike over the next week and a half. Chicago area racing fans can walk in, see what a spec XR1200 race bike is all about, and grab a free poster.

Shoei Helmet Donation Funds Naturalistic Study

Thursday, September 15, 2011
It was with the generous support of Shoei Safety Helmet Corp. that the Motorcycle Safety Foundation was able to include braking instrumentation in its unprecedented, one-year-long MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study.

Six Million Graduates for the MSF

Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recently graduated its six millionth RiderCourse student, a milestone reached through the ongoing efforts of nearly 10,000 RiderCoaches at more than 2,000 training sites worldwide.

2012 Star Raider SCL First Look

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Star Motorcycles extends its presence in the factory customs market with the launch of the 2012 Star Raider SCL as part of its new Star Custom Line.

Shayna Texter AMA Pro Flat Track Interview

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Shayna Texter put the Knoxville Raceway crowd in a frenzy when she became the first female to win an AMA Pro Singles race this past weekend. We catch up with Shayna to talk about her accomplishment and what the future holds for this talented young racer.

AMA News and Notes October 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to continue.

Motorcycle Superstore GoPro Sweepstakes

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Motorcycle-Superstore and Dunlop are giving away 25 GoPro HD Motorsports HERO cameras so you can capture all the riding action in full 1080p high-definition video and poster-quality still photos.

Roland Sands Design Apparel Preview 2012

Monday, September 12, 2011
Custom bike builder and former AMA road racing champion Roland Sands is expanding his portfolio with the upcoming launch of the RSD 2012 Apparel collection.

Memorable MC: 1957 Gilera Four

Monday, September 12, 2011
This month our man Melling gets aboard his most coveted road test to date, piloting the bike of his youthful dreams – the 1957 Gilera Four.

Knoxville Raceway Flat Track Results 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Shayna Texter shocked the AMA flat track world by winning her first AMA Pro Singles race Saturday night while two riders crossed the line together in a true photo finish in the GNC Expert Twins race.

Las Vegas BikeFest 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011
Come attend the 2011 Las Vegas BikeFest from September 29 through October 2 to enjoy live entertainment, vendors, bike shows, poker run and more.

Dr. Frazier: When Maps Lie Adventure Begins

Friday, September 9, 2011
When Dr. Frazier points his KLR650 toward a New Mexico ghost town, he realizes that when the map lies, the true adventures begin.

Knoxville Raceway Flat Track Preview 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011
The AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Flat Track paddock travels to Iowa's Knoxville Raceway for the 17th round of flat track racing action.

Motomarathon Association Northern CA Ride

Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Motomarathon Association finishes its third season with the Northern California Motomarathon, a four-day, long-distance motorcycle ride set for October 13-16 starting and ending in Ft. Bragg, with two days looping out of Eureka.

Backmarker: James Parker’s New Mission

Thursday, September 8, 2011
James Parker is making news with his electric tinkering at Mission Motors, but the designer still hasn’t given up on replacing the industry’s front fork bent.

Springfield Mile II Flat Track Results 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
AMA Pro flat track racers took to the Springfield Mile this weekend to entertain thousands of spectators who watched both the Twins and Singles races go down to the wire.

2012 Indian Motorcycles First Look

Friday, September 2, 2011
While the influence of new parent company, Polaris Industries, won't show up in Indian Motorcycles this year, the 2012 lineup of Indians consists of three models - the Chief Vintage, Classic and Dark Horse.

Harley Offers Boom! Audio System for Tourers

Friday, September 2, 2011
Harley-Davidson is offering its new Boom! Audio Custom Touring System with dual amps and eight speakers.

Custom Chrome Adds Italian Bike Show

Friday, September 2, 2011
Custom Chrome, a long-time supporter of the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy, announced it has added an Italian Championship to the Custom Chrome International Bike Show series.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a double dose of moto-photo goodness. Check the winning photos for the Second of September.

Tex-Star Point Covers from Texas Bike Works

Friday, September 2, 2011
Texas Bike Works offers these Tex-Star Point Covers for pre-2010 Big Twin Evos and Twin Cams.

4th Annual Sturgis Legends Ride Raises $54K

Friday, September 2, 2011
The Fourth Annual Sturgis Legends Ride raised $54,000 for the Black Hills Special Olympics and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

Race Tech Now Accepting Resumes

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Race Tech, the world’s largest motorcycle suspension modification company, is set to offer more Rider Support than ever before.

2012 Victory Cross Country Tour First Ride

Thursday, September 1, 2011
We set out on a 1500-mile test ride to Sturgis on the 2012 Cross Country Tour, riding over the Rockies and across the plains of Wyoming to sample Victory's newest touring motorcycle.