Chaparral Motorsports Founder/Owner Dave Damron Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award


Starting out as a small Suzuki Motorcycle dealer located in Riverside, California, over the years Dave Damron has experienced much success in many different facets of the motorcycle/motorsports industry. From manufacturer to distributor, race team owner with three Supercross Championships, and founder and owner of Chaparral Motorsports, Dave has done it all and seen it […]

Scrambled Egg: ChapMoto Cooks up a Tasty Bolt Scrambler


When Star Motorcycles introduced the Star Bolt several years ago, the new model ticked off a lot of boxes on many motorcyclists’ wants and desires lists. The bike is nimble, lightweight, has great modern styling, and is easy for beginners to ride yet offers enough pep and aggression to keep veteran riders thoroughly entertained. The […]

The Stepson of Anarchy: Chaparral Motorsports’ Battle of the Bolts Build

Double up or strap on a travel bag, this R-Spec is ready for whatever.

This past fall, Star Motorcycles held a contest called Battle of the Bolts, in which Star Motorcycle dealers had the opportunity customize a stock Bolt or Bolt R-spec for a chance to win big prizes. The rules were pretty straight forward, basically you had to use at least $750 worth of Star parts and accessories, […]

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: A Little Something For Everyone And Every Budget


Powersports enthusiasts can be kind of difficult to shop for, they either have everything they need or they have a very specific part or accessory in mind that they want/need. If you know nothing about motorcycles, ATVs, or UTVs, trying to shop for parts for someone in particular can be nearly be impossible unless you […]

Motorcycle Safety Tips: How To Stay Safe When Out On The Road

Country Road

The open road can be fun and freeing, but ask any tenured biker and they will tell you how quickly a Sunday drive can become dangerous. The following motorcycle safety tips are a reminder to bikers everywhere regarding how to stay safe on the road: Gear, Gear And More Gear A rider’s first line of protection […]

My First Chopper: A Beginner’s Guide To Buying A Motorcycle

Cruiser on Beach

Entering into the world of high torque and freeway freedom can be a little bit daunting if you’ve never owned a bike before. The following motorcycle buying guide offers some great questions to ask yourself before making the big purchase. 1) What Type Of Rider Are You? Be honest with yourself about your abilities. If your friend […]

Speed Demons: A Brief History Of Motorcycle Racing Since 1897

A brief history of  motorbike racing across the globe.

Many riders today enjoy the wind in their hair, the smell of early-morning bike exhaust and tinkering with the toys that make people go fast. However, few riders today know the story of how their favorite motorsports came to be. The following is a summary of motorcycle racing history, with its rich and colorful origins around the world: […]

Avoiding Deer On Your Motorcycle Through This Fall

Deer Crossing Sign

As the summer starts to wind down, the fall season has many motorcyclists gearing up for chillier nights and great autumn rides. While the fall can be one of the most gorgeous times of the year to ride your motorcycle, it can also be one of the most dangerous. Specifically, for those riding in the […]

2016 Indian Motorcycle Lineup

2016 Indian Chief Classic

The latest from Indian Motorcycle is the hottest display of premium bikes we’ve seen yet. There are lots of upgraded models to choose from, and Indian’s new line is already being met with overwhelming demand. Midsize 2016 Indian Scout The 2016 Scout is a midsize bike “redesigned for the 21st century.” Like most Indian-brand motorcycles, the […]

Understanding Motorcycle And ATV VINs

Why Your VIN Is Important

Why Your VIN Is Important In the U.S., all cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs and other motor vehicles used on the road require a Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN. Your motorcycle’s VIN might not necessarily be worth memorizing, but you should certainly know where to locate the number and what each digit means. VINs are important because […]