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Lonnie James Isam, Jr: May 7, 1969–August 20, 2017

The world of antique motorcycling mourns the loss of one of their most beloved and respected personalities. With his parents by his side, Lonnie Isam, Jr. quietly lost his long and hard-fought battle with cancer on August 20, 2017 at his home in Sturgis, South Dakota. Born May 7, 1969 in Edmonds, Washington, and raised as the only child of ...

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Second Running of Sons of Speed thrills at Sturgis

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 17—On August 10, riders lined up for the second-ever Sons of Speed banked motorcycle race. Fresh off its inaugural run at Daytona Bike Week 2017, Sons of Speed ran its sophomore contest at The Full Throttle Saloon’s Pappy Hoel Campground racetrack during the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.   “We were rolling on a dirt track without a ...

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Biketoberfest celebrates 25-year chrome anniversary

Daytona Beach, Fla., Aug. 17— It’s almost time to polish those bikes and head to Daytona Beach for the 25th Anniversary (we’re calling it our “Chrome anniversary” just for fun) of Biketoberfest October 19-22, 2017! Organizers are preparing to welcome up to 150,000 riders and visitors from around the world to the four-day motorcycle rally. At the Official Biketoberfest Welcome ...

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Indian Motorcycle introduces new experience center at midwestern manufacturing facility

Spirit Lake, Iowa, Aug. 17—Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced the opening of an Experience Center at its Spirit Lake manufacturing facility. Based in America’s heartland, the Spirit Lake Experience Center is a free offering for motorcyclists looking to connect with the iconic American motorcycle brand.   The Indian Motorcycle Spirit Lake Experience Center will showcase ...

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Entertainment line up announced for Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival

Hurricane Mills, Tenn., Aug. 16—The Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival is proud to announce their 2017 band and entertainment line up for the four-day Motorcycles and Music festival being held at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. The “Revival” will showcase the area’s depth and devotion to music, motorcycles, military, food, art, entertainment, and southern hospitality. To ensure a great experience this year, ...

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Indian Motorcycle celebrates Burt Munro’s legacy

Bonneville, Utah, Aug. 16—This past weekend, Indian Motorcycle kicked off the 69th annual Bonneville Speed Week by paying tribute to its iconic heritage and the 50th anniversary of Burt Munro’s historic land speed record in grand fashion. The tribute was highlighted by commemorative land speed runs by Munro’s great nephew Lee Munro on a modified 2017 Indian Scout appropriately named ...

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Henry Wiles stays perfect in Peoria

Peoria, Ill., Aug.  13—American Flat Track witnessed a coronation of sorts on Sunday, as the assembled fans and media joined in proclaiming Henry Wiles (No. 17 DPC Racing Kawasaki Ninja 650), “King Henry,” as he extended his reign over the Peoria TT to a nearly unthinkable 13 victories in succession.   Wiles’ 13th triumph at the Peoria Motorcycle Club moved ...

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Jared Mees unbeatable at the Black Hills Half-Mile

Rapid City, S.D., August 8—The rolling Jared Mees took another important step toward the 2017 American Flat Track championship with a victorious performance in Tuesday night’s Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile in Rapid City, South Dakota.   Mees systematically dismantled the competition around Black Hills Speedway aboard the No. 9 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing Scout FTR750 not once, but twice, during ...

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American Flat Track announces ticket discounts for military and first responders

Daytona Beach, Fla., Aug. 4—American Flat Track is pleased to announce a new partnership with GovX.com offering discounted tickets for military and first responders for the upcoming Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile presented by Dunlop on August 8 and Harley-Davidson Williams Grove Half-Mile on September 9. The partnership with GovX.com gives AFT Events an opportunity to show appreciation for those who ...

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Sons of Speed hits Sturgis 2017 for second running

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 7—Fresh off its inaugural race at Daytona Bike Week 2017, Sons of Speed is set for its second race. The sophomore contest will be held on Thursday, August 10, 3:00 p.m., at The Full Throttle Saloon’s Pappy Hoel Campground racetrack. Tickets are $20. “The first race was a total success,” said Billy Lane, renowned bike builder and ...

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