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Motorcycle Celebrities to Appear at Progressive Int'l Motorcycle Show in Atlanta

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Several motorcycle racing legends are set to appear at the 2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows nationwide tour kick-off, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, in Atlanta, Friday, November 2, through Sunday, November 4. Racing fans won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet some of the top motorcycle racing legends in person, and hear what it is like to be a professional motorcycle racer. Special appearances throughout the weekend include:

  • Motocross Champion Ricky Carmichael and Women’s Motocross Association Champion Ashley Fiolek will greet fans and sign autographs, on Friday, November 2, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz, Two-Time World Superbike Champion Colin Edwards and Scott Russell will discuss MotoGP racing in a discussion panel hosted by Speed TV Supercross Sideline Reporter Erin Bates on Friday, November 2, at 5:30 p.m. These top former MotoGP racers will who will provide insight into this premier class of motorcycle road racing.
  • Speed TV Supercross Sideline Reporter Erin Bates, featured in this year’s Progressive International Motorcycle Shows “Human Motorcycles” ad campaign, will be available to sign autographs on Friday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m. Campaign posters featuring Bates body painted and the “Human Motorcycles” will be available for purchase on site.
  • Additional presentations by Nick Ienatsch, Ken Hill and Scott Russell will take place all weekend long, highlighting the Yamaha Champions Riding School, as well as Q & A’s with Kevin Schwantz, at show’s interactive stage dubbed The Podium.
  • Progressive International Motorcycle Show Short Clip Preview – Shot and edited the night before the opening of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Atlanta, showgoers will be treated to a first look at a short clip featuring a “ride” through the new show with Ricky Carmichael, Colin Edwards and Ashley Fiolek, on Friday, November 2, at 5 p.m.


From hard-core enthusiasts to casual riders, the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta will be the place for motorcycle enthusiasts to immerse themselves in bike culture, meet the professionals, talk to experts and climb on all the hottest rides. This is the first place in the United States to see all of the new models from leading manufacturers including BMWCan-AmDucatiHarley-DavidsonHondaKawasakiStarSuzuki,TriumphYamaha and more, as well as the latest aftermarket parts and accessories.

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Atlanta will be open to the public Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, located at 2 Galleria Parkway Southeast. Show hours are Friday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event is $15 adults $6 for children 6-11. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Following the kick-off in Atlanta, the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows nationwide tour will continue across the country with stops in Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington DC, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Chicago, Indianapolis and Charlotte. For more information, call800/331-5706 or visit

Race Tech MX Ride for the Cause Tees

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Race Tech is excited to announce the special limited edition Race Tech Ride for the Cause tees have been added to our line of apparel. With a limited quantity produced, these shirts are unique and will run out of stock fast! Support the cause and order yours today.

For more information on the MX Ride for the Cause, please

Men's and Women's shirts are avalable for $14.99!

Lone Star Rally Seawall Party Resumes For 2012

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The Lone Star Rally, presented by Geico, is happy to resume a presence at the newly restored Seawall area at 21st and Seawall as part of the rally festivities once again.  The last time the rally had a presence there was before Hurricane Ike.  

"Everyone from the rally staff to the customers and vendors really missed not having the Seawall area so we are all so thrilled to be back on the beautiful Gulf front.  It's such a perfect place for the big rig vendors and additional entertainment.  There's something for everyone now from The Strand to the Seawall.  Galveston is an amazing location for a rally of this size and personality," said Melissa Penland, Co-owner, The Lone Star Rally.

The Badlands 94.7 FM Stage presents Texas-style country acts performing live.  Non-stop, kick up your heels music all day into the night at the Seawall beer garden.  "I'm so excited to have BadlandsFM stage at this year’s Lone Star Rally.  Badlands is the engine for promoting Texas music world wide,” said Tom Imber, owner, Badlands FM and Firehouse Saloon.   

Top builders Eddie Trotta, Brigitte Bourget and Bourget Bikes and John Shope's Sinister Industries will have impressive setups at the Seawall.  Major motorcycle vendors also at that location will include J&P Cycles, Rinehart,  RC Components, Thunder Max, and many more.

“We're excited to be coming to the 2012 Lone Star rally and we’ll have a few brand new bikes to show off, ” tells Eddie Trotta of Thunder Cycle Designs.

At the Full Throttle Lot builders Rick Fairless of Strokers Dallas, the Martin Bros, Southern Metal Choppers, RB Customs and Paul Yaffe will join Mike and Angie Ballard as they meet and greet fans.  

The Lone Star Rally is November 1 – 4, in Galveston, Texas.  Go to for more information.


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Owner/Builder: Jim Michaud, created this monster Trike.  A builder since 16 years old, even his bicycles were custom he is super secretive. All we know is he started out building exotic replicas and he became the Chip Foose of the kit car industry then got involved in baggers and Trikes. PHOTOS AND FULL STORY  

Xtreme Machine Bag Latches

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Xtreme Machine has expanded our line of unapologetic products to include some of the fiercest Xcessories you’ve yet to witness on a motorcycle.  Xtreme Machine’s bag latches are an easy way to add some style while matching the current line of custom wheel designs.  They utilize the OE locking mechanisms and install pretty darn quick.  Dress your dresser with XM’s custom billet bag latches and you’re on your way to making your motorcycle truly custom.  XM bag latches are available in Chrome, Black, and Black Cut.

 Retail pricing is $234.95 a set. For more information contact an Xtreme Machine sales representative at (800) 479-4037 or visit

Harley-Davidson recalling nearly 7,000 motorcycles

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Harley-Davidson Motor Co. has issued a voluntary recall of several thousand motorcycles due to an issue with the license plate bracket assembly’s mounting screws, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall affects all model year 2012 and certain model year 2013 VRSCDX motorcycles manufactured from June 14, 2011, through Aug. 1, 2012, and sold in the United States, as well as those built through Aug. 23 for international markets, said Harley-Davidson spokeswomanMaripat Blankenheim.

The Milwaukee-based company is recalling 6,663 motorcycles shipped worldwide, 2,798 in the United States, Blankenheim said.

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Hollywood, FL. Police motorcycle officer injured during traffic stop

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A Hollywood Police motorcycle officer was injured in a crash Monday while trying to stop two other motorcycles that were traveling at a high rate of speed near Memorial Regional Hospital, officials said.

Armando Silva, 43, was unconscious but still breathing after the crash that happened around 2:15 p.m. near the 3500 block of Johnson Street, Hollywood Police Sgt. Gene Cochenour said at the scene.

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