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Backmarker: At the Superprestigio

Monday, January 13, 2014
Motorcycle USA's Backmarker heads to Barcelona for the revived Superprestigio dirt track race, which pitted MotoGP champion Marc Marquez against AMA Flat Track champ Brad "The Bullet" Baker.

Dr. Frazier’s: Old Adventure Secrets

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Dr. G’s multitude of round the world treks and a lifetime of riding have yielded some interesting characters – along with more than a few secret troves of motorcycle collectors.

Motorcycle Rally to Support Lake Hovsgol

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Lake Hovsgol National Park in Mongolia is larger than Yellowstone. It's the job of 15 permanent rangers to patrol the area, and the Blue Waves Motorcycle Rally plans to provide rangers with the bikes and gear they need to do their job effectively.

Backmarker: Resolution for AMA Pro Racing

Thursday, January 2, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker offers a bold solution for revitalizing the AMA Pro Road Racing and Flat Track series - bring back the combined Grand National Championship.

Best Adventure Motorcycle 2013: KTM 990 Adventure Baja

Friday, December 27, 2013
Adventure-Touring continues to be one of the hottest segments in motorcycling, featuring some of the most exciting new models in recent memory - but this year MotoUSA plays the contrarian.

Backmarker: Baker Gets Superprestigio Shot

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
MotoUSA’s Backmarker launched a one-man campaign to get AMA Flat Track champ Brad Baker invited to Marc Marquez’s Superprestigio as a dirt track charity race. And it worked!

Dr. Frazier Going Native Ride

Thursday, December 12, 2013
When in Rome… Dr. Frazier rides as the locals do, in Thailand, swapping massive Adventure bikes for the sub-150cc mounts that are ubiquitous in Southeast Asia. Just watch out for the cobras!

Backmarker: Marquez Revives Superprestigio

Monday, December 2, 2013
Marc Marquez is resurrecting the Superprestigio as a dirt track race. But can it really be "Super" without flat track's number one plate holder, Brad Baker?

Backmarker: Rambling, Philosophically

Thursday, November 21, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker makes use of the waning riding season to devote some philosophical thought to personal and more wide-ranging motorcycle issues.

Stompn Grounds Austin on Ness Cross Country

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
We search for the spirit of Stevie Ray Vaughan as we visit old stompin' grounds on our Texas trip aboard the 2014 Ness Cross Country LE.

Compass SA Tour Includes 2014 World Cup

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Compass Expeditions South American Motorcycle Tours now include the "Best of Brazil".

Dr. Frazier’s Global Adventure Begins

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Dr. G’s global adventure completes its North American leg, the trusty Honda GL650 duo enduring vodka-induced bike temptation and rancid riding boots.

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Priced at $12,699

Friday, November 8, 2013
Suzuki has announced pricing for its redesigned 2014 V-Strom 1000, with the base model retailing for $12,699 and the Adventure spec $13,999.

Backmarker: Canada's First Motorcycle Stamps

Thursday, November 7, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker delves into some Canadian motorcycle history after a chance encounter with Matthew Warburton, graphic designer of Canada's first motorcycle postage stamps.

2014 Triumph Tiger 800XC SE First Look

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Triumph unveiled a special edition Tiger 800XC during the 2013 EICMA show in Italy. The 2014 Tiger 800XC SE retains all the features of the standard 800XC but sports a slick new color scheme.

Visit Hear the Road Motorcycles Tours in Italy

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Take a ride with Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours in Italy.

Mustang Makes Best Touring Bike Better

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Mustang makes the world's best touring bike better.

Backmarker: Mann's Missing Honda Part 3

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Is Daniel Mercier's Honda CB750 Dick Mann's 1970 Daytona 200-winning mount? Our Backmarker reveals what the experts have to say in the final chapter of Mann's Missing Honda.

Karl's Book "Forks" Charts Three Year Ride

Monday, October 14, 2013
Allan Karl set out on a solo motorcycle journey around the world Three years later he decided to make a book of his travels, including plenty of photographs, stories and recipes from the places he saw.

Dr. Frazier Finds the Center of the Nation

Thursday, October 10, 2013
This month Dr. G. recalls his brief visit to Sturgis and the subsequent accidental quest to find our nation’s center.
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