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Monthly Motorcycle Columns

Check out the latest motorcycle columns from Motorcycle USA's strong stable of contributing editors.
Motorcycle USA's Monthly Motorcycle Features
Backmarker: TT Rider James Hillier
Thursday, April 17, 2014
MotoUSA’s Backmarker, a former Isle of Man TT rider himself, chats with one of the rising stars in the ‘real roads’ course ranks – Englishman James Hillier.
Backmarker: Exploring St. Louis Vintage Scene
Thursday, April 03, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker stole away for a lunch in St. Louis and discovered an array of vintage motorcycle shops.
Backroad Ramblings: Batteries of the Future
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Our Rambling Man ruminates on batteries – the bane of his powersports existence during the long New York winters. Future batteries might return to concepts developed by Mr. Edison more than 100 years ago.
Memorable Motorcycle: XT660Z Tenere
Monday, March 17, 2014
Our man Melling reviews a popular bike that Adventure-Touring crazed Americans can’t ride, and have likely never heard of, Yamaha’s prolific XT660Z Tenere.
Dr Frazier: MXGP   Grasshoppers
Friday, April 11, 2014
After a friendly debate over the parameters of what makes a "real motorcycle adventure," Dr. Frazier heads to the 2014 MXGP in Thailand to see what real dirt riding is all about.
STM - MotoGP Rules Update Rumors
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
It’s April Fools, almost… Our man Melling gives a rather tongue-in-cheek prediction about forthcoming MotoGP rule changes, including the esoteric algebra that will calculate appropriate rider performance handicaps and airtime.
Euro Gossip: October 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
Mandatory motorcycle inspections in Europe anger riders while motorcycle companies around the globe prepare to release some of their closely kept secrets in the upcoming bike shows.
Salt Addiction: Red Hat Diaries
Friday, October 26, 2012
Land speed racer Rocky Robinson returns to explain the history of "Red Hat" club and profiles some of its members in his newest installment of Salt Addiction.
How to Buy Motorcycle Insurance
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Motorcycle Insurance protects you, protects your motorcycle, and can protect against careless drivers. It’s also required by law. MotoUSA takes you through the motorcycle insurance process.