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Project Bikes

Sometimes Motorcycle USA test bikes stay in our garage to become long-term project bike. Follow the development on our project bike pages.
Motorcycle USA's Monthly Motorcycle Features
2014 Yamaha YZ250F Project Bike
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
MotoUSA declared the YZ250F the best MX bike for 2014, but Jay Clark Enterprises improves the YZ platform with this project bike review.
2004 Sportster Project: RSD ProStep Bars
Friday, April 17, 2015
We remedy the old-look of our 2004 Sportster 1200 by installing RSD ProStep Handlbars, Nostalgia 4-Bolt Risers, Avenger Levers and Tracker Billet Grips.
Harley Sportster Chopped Rear Fender Install
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The stock back end of our '04 Sportster 1200 project bike was big and bulky, so we cleaned it up by installing a Harley Chopped Rear Fender and Side-Mount License Plate Kit.
Ride Engineerings 2015 Suzuki RM-Z450
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Ride Engineering adds a host of goodies to improve the performance of the 2015 Suzuki RM-Z450, so we took the machine to LACR MX to see how the upgrades translate to the dirt.
2014 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS Project Bike
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
With a few simple modifications we boost the acceleration performance of Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-10R sportbike for track use.
Cheap Track Yamaha R6 Project - Part I
Tuesday, September 09, 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.
Harley XL Super Sport Wind Deflector Review
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Looking for a little relief from windblast on the freeway, we threw on an XL Super Sport Wind Deflector on our 2004 Sportster project bike.
2014 Kawasaki KX250F Project Bike
Thursday, May 22, 2014
We continue to rack up the hour meter around tracks and trails on our long-term Kawasaki KX250F motocross bike with some interesting results.
H-D XL Slotted 6-Spoke Billet Sprocket Review
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
After a snapped belt threw a wrench in our progress, we dig back in to our 2004 Sportster 1200 Custom project by installing a Harley-Davidson Slotted 6-Spoke Billet Sprocket and a new belt.
The RetroMotard  A Creation Tale
Monday, May 05, 2014
MotoUSA contributing editor Courtney Olive recounts the story of his RetroMotard build, a raucous two-stroke Yamaha that harkens back to the Superbikers inspiration for Supermoto.
Burly MX Style Pegs for Harley Sportster Review
Thursday, January 23, 2014
We spice up the styling of our 2004 Harley Sportster 1200 Custom project bike with the addition of a set of Burly MX Style Pegs.
RSD Clarity Sportster Air Cleaner Review
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
We continue wrenching on our 2004 Harley Sportster 1200 Custom project bike, this time installing an RSD Clarity Air Cleaner to increase flow to the engine.
Mustang Tripper Solo Sportster Seat Review
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Work on our 2004 Harley Sportster 1200 Custom project bike continues as we update it with a new Mustang Tripper Solo Seat with a Tuck and Roll pattern.
2013 Yamaha YZ250F Project Bike
Monday, December 30, 2013
We keep our long-term YZ250F running tiptop with routine maintenance and high-quality components from Yamaha and the aftermarket.
2013 Honda CBR600RR Project Bike
Thursday, December 26, 2013
We invigorate more thrills into our long-term Honda CBR600RR by fitting a slip-on exhaust and fresh set of motorcycle tires.
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