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Past Articles Monthly Motorcycle Features

Backmarker: Situational Awareness for Riders

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Our Backmarker imparts rider safety advice with tips for maintaining situational awareness out on the road.

The Belgian Classic TT at Gedinne

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Belgian Classic TT at Gedinne provides a sublime road racing experience for those daring enough to take on the 3.14 miles of tight, twisting roads Our man Melling accepts the challenge...

Dr. Frazier: Adventure Rider Genes

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Dr. Frazier makes his annual adventure ride with the Big Dogs, spending three days with like-minded riders in the high-passes of Colorado.

Backmarker: “I Hate It When That Happens”

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Our Backmarker weighs in on a heartbreakingly sober road safety campaign video.

Backmarker: Rainey's MotoAmerica

Thursday, September 4, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker continues to lay out his proposal to develop U.S. road racing talent amidst recent news of Wayne Rainey's MotoAmerica series.

Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha AS1C 125

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Melling looks at one of the flagship models of Yamaha's game-changing AS line from the late 1960s, the AS1C 125

Backmarker: North American Novice Cup

Thursday, August 21, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker offers up the beginnings of a solution to the lack of American riders competitive in world championship road racing.

Dr. Frazier: Search for Limitless Horizons

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Dr. Frazier attends Horizons Unilmited's 2014 Campfire and Ride Meeting in Grant, Colorado, hearing and sharing stories of motorcycle adventure as his search for limitless horizons continues.

Backmarker: Hot 'n Bothered in Sacramento

Thursday, August 7, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker heads to California to spend some time with Triumph's factory Flat Track team at the Sacramento Mile.

Memorable Motorcycle: Velocette KSS

Monday, July 21, 2014
Melling looks at a technological marvel of its time, the Velocette KSS - a machine that requires skill and finesse to merely start and a sizable bank account to own.

Backmarker: Reflections on Supermoto's Return

Thursday, July 17, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker looks at the quick rise, fall and resurrection of a National Supermoto race series in the United States.

Single Track Mind: Is Marquez Too Good?

Friday, July 11, 2014
Our man Melling wonders aloud if MotoGP wunderkind Marc Marquez is too good for GP racing. Then, ever the pragmatist, he comes up with an elegant solution to keep the Spaniard distracted.

Dr. Frazier’s Globe Killer KLR650 Part 5

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Dr. Frazier returns to give his Adventure-Touring followers an update on his Globe Killer KLR650, as it reaches 35,000 miles traveled.

Backmarker: LiveWire & Ghosts of Harley's Past

Thursday, July 3, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker takes a look beyond the ad agency spin and delves into Harley-Davidson's true history to explain why the new LiveWire electric bike shouldn't be such a shock.

Backmarker: H-D LiveWire Launch & First Ride

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker reflects on Harley-Davidson's place in the EV market before hopping on The Motor Company's LiveWire electric motorcycle for a ride around Manhattan.

STM: Greatest Motorcycle Racing Achievement

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Our man Melling makes the case for the greatest motorcycle racing achievement ever, Jim Redman's triple win at the 1964 Dutch TT. Redman himself then steps in to recount the event.

Backmarker: Kenny Noyes

Thursday, June 19, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker looks at the winding road which brought Kenny Noyes to Kawasaki and the CEV Superbike championship in 2014, where he's currently the points leader in the class.

Dr. Frazier: Cannon Ball Adventure

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Dr. Frazier tags along for one leg of the E. G. “Cannon Ball” Baker Centennial Ride as it passes through New Mexico.

Backmarker: Michael Dunlop & BMW at the TT

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker speaks to Berthold Hauser about Michael Dunlop and BMW's success at the 2014 IOMTT and looks back at some of BMW's past successes in the event.

Backmarker: Ride to Work Day

Thursday, May 15, 2014
MotoUSA’s Backmarker spreads the good word on the upcoming Ride to Work Day – as well as propose a grand bargain to the AMA regarding helmet use and lane-splitting.
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