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2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Look

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Yamaha announces its new Yamaha R3, an entry-level sportbike powered by a 321cc Parallel Twin and bearing a $4990 MSRP.

2015 BMW S1000RR Superbike First Look

Thursday, October 2, 2014
BMW claims an increase of six horsepower and eight pound weight reduction for its latest generation BMS S1000RR Superbike courtesy of engine and chassis updates.

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000F First Look

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Suzuki launched two new variations of its Gixxer 1000 at Intermot, the 2016 GSX-S1000F sporting a more relaxed riding position than its superbike in addition to different bodywork and a taller windscreen.

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R First Look

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
After a month-long teaser campaign hyping its forthcoming Ninja H2, Kawasaki reveals a supercharged literbike claiming a staggering 300 horsepower.

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...

2015 Kawasaki Sportbike First Looks

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Kawasaki introduces its 2015 line of sportbikes, with bold new graphics headlining the list of changes for most models.

Cheap Track Yamaha R6 Project – Part I

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
MotoUSA contributing editor Neale Bayly happens on a lightly crashed 2005 Yamaha R6 - an ideal platform upon which to build into an affordable, real-world trackday bike.

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.

Kawaski Announces 30th Anniversary ZX-14R

Friday, July 11, 2014
Kawasaki announces a third anniversary model celebrating the Ninja, the 30th Anniversary Limited Edition ZX-14R ABS.

Ronax 500 2-Stroke Sportbike Now Available

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Ronax is now taking orders for its extremely limited edition Ronax 500, a 2-stroke sportbike that's ready for track and street duty.

Custom Build: MotoHangar's Honduki

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Pat Jones and crew at MotoHangar compiled an amalgam of parts to create "Honduki" from a 1975 Suzuki GT550 2-stroke.

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.

2015 ZX-6R & ZX-10R 30th Anniversary Edition

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
In celebration of its 30th year since the beginning of Kawasaki's modern sportbike odyssey, the company will release two special edition ZX Ninja motorcycles in 2015.

Learning to Ride: Buying a Used Motorcycle

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Many new riders decide to buy a used motorcycle when starting out, but finally making the purchase can be daunting. Check here for a story of buying used and some confidence-inspiring tips.

Single Track Mind: Interesting Times

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Our man Melling goes on ranting and raving again about global warming, Health & Safety bureaucrats and his idol Mike Hailwood – as well as continuing to prophesy about Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

MV Agusta F3 800 AGO First Look

Thursday, April 17, 2014
MV Agusta announces a limited edition version of its new 2014 F3 800 in honor of one of the greatest racers of all time, Giacomo Agostini: the F3 800 AGO.

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.

Oakley Reveals New Wearable Digital Eyewear

Monday, March 3, 2014
At a gathering at its sister company, Red Digital Cinema, Oakley hints about the possible future of its performance eyewear.

Lotus Motorcycles C-01 First Look

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Kodewa and Lotus Motorcycles have released details on the first motorcycle to bear Lotus' name, the C-01.

STM: A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Classic motorcycles can sometimes fetch a premium price, but just as often they end up costing more than they're worth. Our man Melling explains...
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