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Kawasaki Versys Pacific Coast Tour

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Motorcycle USA samples the Kawasaki Versys for a quick coastal run. See how the Twin-powered do-it-all serves as a touring rig.

Backmarker: Flat Tracker Jason Griffin

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Jason Griffin may be an arm down on his competition, but the Carolina racer hits the AMA Flat Track circuits with plenty of heart.

Dirico Bagger Tour of NH Covered Bridges

Friday, July 15, 2011
We tour the New Hampshire countryside in a quest for historic covered bridges on a prototype Dirico Motorcycles bagger during our recent trip to Laconia Motorcycle Week.

Dr. Frazier: Adventurers to 'Girdle the Globe'

Thursday, July 14, 2011
In honor of the first motorcycle adventurists who traveled the globe in 1913, the Clancy Centenary Ride for 2012-2013 has been organized by Irish travelers Feargal O’Neill and Joe Walsh.

Schuberth C3W Approved for J&M Headsets

Monday, June 27, 2011
Schuberth North America customers will now be able to have J&M corded headsets installed in a C3 or C3W motorcycle helmet.

2012 Honda Gold Wing Adventure Ride

Monday, June 13, 2011
Climb on with Motorcycle USA as we ride the 2012 Honda Goldwing along the Blue Ridge Parkway between Virginia and Tennessee including a blast down Deals Gap.

Dr. Frazier: Rent Your Own Adventure Ride

Thursday, June 9, 2011
When a friend suggests yet another round the globe ride, Dr. G. comes up with a new spin on the idea – a Rent Your Own Adventure Ride.

Backmarker: Old Meets New at 2011 Isle of Man

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Gardiner explores Peter Gagan’s replica 1911 Indian and the advances in EV technology – all of which to be seen at the 2011 Isle of Man TT.

2011 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari

Friday, May 27, 2011
After a week of testing superbikes, Justin and Ken head for the desert to get their dirt fix at the 2011 Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari.

2011 Star Raider S - Spring Ride in the Mojave

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
We take the 2011 Star Raider S for a 100-mile romp through the Mojave Desert in spring bloom, paying a visit to the Mother Road and a ghost town called Chloride.

Dr. Frazier: Overland Expo

Friday, May 20, 2011
Dr. G explores the local motorcycle scene by attending the 2011 Overland Expo where adventure motorcycle attendees have been growing in number over recent years.

Backmarker: Indian Reborn Yet Again

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
This month’s Backmarker focuses on the historic American marque Indian – the prestigious origins, messy recent past and its potential future under the guidance of new owner, Polaris Industries.

2012 Honda Gold Wing Quick Ride

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Motorcycle USA test rides the new and improved 2012 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. Find out what it is like to ride in this street bike review.

2012 BMW K1600GT First Ride

Monday, April 25, 2011
Climb on with MotoUSA as we take the all new 2012 BMW K1600GT Sport Touring motorcycle for a ride through the wine country of South Africa.

Dr. Frazier's BMW R69S Adventure

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dr. Gregory Frazier takes a ride on BMW's lesser known adventure bike the R69S through the rough out back of Colorado and takes on the famous Pikes Peak.

Chasin' Key West Sunset on a Stratoliner Deluxe

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
We make a run for Key West, Florida on custom 2010 Star Stratoliner Deluxes in hopes of making it in time for the sunset celebration in Mallory Square.

Backmarker: Nuclear Cowboyz Inception

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Backmarker makes its Motorcycle USA debut with motojournalist Mark Gardiner recounting the creation of perhaps the future of freestyle motocross – Micky Dymond’s one-of-a-kind Nuclear Cowboyz show.

2011 Star Stryker to the Space Center

Monday, April 4, 2011
We escape the bustle of Bike Week with a ride down to the Kennedy Space Center on Star Motorcycles 2011 Stryker to witness the final landing of the space shuttle Discovery.

Ducati Announces Multistrada Travel Experience

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Ducati announces the 2011 schedule for its Multistrada Travel Experience, an incredible series of motorcycle tours all over the world for passionate riders.

Dr. Frazier’s Flat Tire Repair Secrets

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Dr. G imparts years of wisdom on one Adventure-Touring’s peskiest problems, the dreaded flat tire.
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