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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: Helmets Optional in MotoAmerica
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Our Backmarker stumbles upon a shocking statement in the technical rules regarding helmet use and America’s new national road racing series.
Backmarker: Meeting Michelle Duff
Friday, March 20, 2015
MotoUSA's Backmarker recounts the incredible story of Mike Duff's racing career and the turn of events that saw Mike become Michelle later in life.
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 MC: Hans Van Bregt Minarelli 50
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Our man Melling stands up to the challenge issued by Hans Van Bregt, to sample a finely-tuned, expertly crafted Minarelli 50.
Dr. Fraziers Adventure Junkie Confessions
Friday, March 13, 2015
Dr. Gregory Frazier imagines what he'd confess to a Motorcycle Adventure Anonymous group about his decades-long love of motorcycle travel and exploration.
STM: Melling Conquers LEnduro des Sables
Monday, March 02, 2015
Our man Melling recounts his poorly informed decision to enter the 1978 L'Enduro des Sables and the chaos that followed.
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.