Motorcycle News

MOTORCYCLE NEWS American Motorcyclist Association vs Virginia motorcycle-only checkpoints

The Arlington County (Va.) Police Department conducted a motorcycle-only checkpoint on May 28 during the annual Rolling Thunder gathering in Washington, D.C. The Rolling Thunder event, held May 27-29, involved tens of thousands of motorcyclists riding to the nation’s capital to seek accountability for prisoners of war and service personnel missing in action.

Harley Race News Rapp Wins AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Race at Miller

Veteran racer Steve Rapp charged from a fourth place start to take his first win in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series with victory at Miller Motorsports Park May 31 aboard his Parts Unlimited Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycle.

MOTORCYCLE RACE NEWS COOLBETH FOURTH ON FACTORY HARLEY AT SPRINGFIELD

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory rider Kenny Coolbeth finished fourth in the opening round of the Grand National Twins portion of the 2011 AMA Pro Harley-Davidson Insurance Flat Track Championship on the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The race was won by Rogers Lake/ Blue Springs Harley-Davidson rider Jared Mees on a Harley-Davidson XR750.

Fairfield County Connecticut Car & Motorcycle Show

The high quality Fairfield County Concours held every year in Westport, CT is still looking for a few more rare and/or classic motorcycles to fill the field on Sunday, Sept 18.

Daytona Motorcycle Biketoberfest Top Ten Events in Southeast

Daytona Beach, Fla. – The Southeast Tourism Society has named Biketoberfest® as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for October 2011.

Sarah Palin Rides Harley Bagger Into DC For Memorial Day Rolling Thunder

Sarah Palin surprised people by riding into DC On the back seat of a Harley bagger for the start of Rolling Thunder this Memorial Day weekend. Some Harley riders were delighted and others felt it was inappropriate of her to mix self promotion/politics and this event.

Help Dave Roper Ride 1911 Indian At Isle of Man TT Motorcycle Race

Last year Dave Roper approached me at American Iron Magazine with an idea of riding a 1911 Indian motorcycle racerbike at this year’s Isle of Man to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the one and only time an American motorcycle won the famed Isle of Man races.

UPDATE My Dual Carb Harley Panhead Motorcycle Bobber

After ignoring my 1949 Harley Panhead bobber (with dual Linkert carbs) for more than two years after the top to bottom engine rebuild I am getting it back on the road. This is a bike I built almost ten years ago and featured in the pages of American Itron Magazine. In addition to the usual break in issues – especially with the modern crappy gasoline, I have to overcome a number of other challenges.

Harley Hits The Road This Summer With Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown

Milwaukee (May 25, 2011) – Two American icons, outlaw country music and Harley-Davidson Motor Company, launch the summer concert season this Memorial Day weekend with Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown tour. This second annual outdoor music tour mixes some of the hottest young artists in country music with the rogue roots of Harley-Davidson and America. “Harley-Davidson […]

Motorcycle News – Doug Polen To AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Doug Polen, a dominant national and world champion roadracer in the late 1980s and early 1990s, 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, Nev., Nov. 18-20.