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Pike Research Rates Zero Top EV OEM

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Zero Motorcycles ranked #1 electric motorcycle manufacturer in the world by Pike Research as an independent study finds Zero Motorcycles achieved highest ranking among competition.

Ride for Kids Raise $4.5 Million of Hope in 2011

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ride for Kids raises $4.5 million to fight childhood brain tumors in 2011 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Heinrich Succeeds Robb in BMW Design

Monday, January 30, 2012
Edgar Heinrich will succeed David Robb as the head of BMW Group's BMW Motorrad Design Studio.

2012 Triumph Speed Triple R First Ride

Monday, January 30, 2012
We head to Jerez, Spain to turn some laps on the upgraded 2012 Speed Triple R to find out if the ride is worth the extra cost.

MotoQuest Opens Long Beach Shop

Friday, January 27, 2012
MotoQuest opens up a motorcycle aour and rental shop in Long Beach, California.

2012 Zero Motorcycles Start Production

Friday, January 27, 2012
Zero motorcycles announces start of 2012 production first 2012 Zero DS rolls off the assembly line

Axo 5to9 Shoe Review

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Axo releases a new fashion inspired hightop motorcycle riding shoe. Find out more in this review.

Salt Addiction: Richard Brown’s Jet Reaction

Thursday, January 26, 2012
In the lastest volume of Salt Addiction Richard 'Rocket Man' Brown returns to land speed racing with his new entry, Jet Reaction.

Ken Ford of Bartow to AMA Board of Directors

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Ken Ford of Bartow, FL., to Board of Directors.

SaferMoto.com Demos at Cleveland IMS

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Motorcycle safety gear doesn’t need to be bulky or burdensome. SaferMoto.com, distributor of protective vests and jackets equipped with airbag technology, will be showing how its products work at the International Motorcycle Show, 1/27-29, at the I-X Center in Cleveland.

Best Ever Classic Race Entry at Thundersprint

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This year’s Thundersprint, held in the market town of Northwich over the weekend of May 12-13, has attracted a fantastic entry of classic motorcycle racers.

New York International Motorcycle Show 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The IMS bike show visited New York this past weekend. Find out what you missed in this event report.

$10,000 Hit-and-Run Reward Paid to Teens

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers $10,000 Hit-and-Run Reward paid to Denver teens.

Bikers Against Child Abuse Rears over $8000

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Motorcycle ride brings together 800 riders and raises more than $8,000 for Bikers Against Child Abuse.

New York Motorcycle Show in Photos 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Go behind the scenes of the New York stop of the International Motorcycle Show taking place in Manhattan.

Motorcycle Sales Hold Steady for 2011

Friday, January 20, 2012
The 2011 motorcycle sales estimates from the Motorcycle Industry Council is in, with annual unit sales holding steady at 440,000.

2012 Honda NC700X First Look

Friday, January 20, 2012
Honda brings its NC700X to American shores, the first of four new models from Big Red making use of a new 670cc Parallel Twin and its Dual Clutch Transmission.

2011 Kawasaki Z1000 Project Bike Part 1

Friday, January 20, 2012
We decided to see if we could turn our long-term Kawasaki Z1000 into a weekend trackday warrior. Find out what we changed for Part 1 of our project.

Richa Spirit Jacket and Pant Review

Thursday, January 19, 2012
We survive nasty riding conditions in the Richa Spirit pant and jacket. Hear our editor's opinion on this high-dollar touring gear.

Chesca Miles Previews Thundersprint 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012
TV Celeb, high fashion model, singer and motorcycle stunt rider Chesca Miles previews Thundersprint 2012.

AltRider Offers Taste of Dakar Weekend

Thursday, January 19, 2012
AltRider is offering a great Taste of Dakar Weekend in the Death Valley area on February 24-26.

Northeast Motorcycle Expo January 21-22

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Get ready for the Northeast Motorcycle Expo. A Sons of Anarchy Star Just Booked for Hartford! Meet the ‘Fastest Woman on Wheels’.

Ducati Claims 43% Sales Increase for 2011

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Ducati North America reports a 43% increase in motorcycle sales compared to 2010, with its award-winning Diavel leading the way.

American International Motorcycle Expo in 2013

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
American riders will be able to get in on the same goodies as our Euro counterparts with the introduction of the American International Motorcycle Expo in 2013.

Like Scorpion, Enter Helmet Giveaway

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Like to win? Scorpion Is Giving Away Free Helmets To Facebook Friends!

Memorable Motorcycle: BSA C11G

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Our vintage motorcycle expert takes a look back at the BSA C11G, memorable in its ineffectiveness, and as a historic thumbprint of post-war Britain.

Vegas Motorcycle Auction Nets $4.1 Million

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Strong results and attendance highlight Auctions America by RM's Las Vegas premier motorcycle auction.

Du Pont Family Collection Sells for $1 Million

Monday, January 16, 2012
Du Pont family collection sells 100% for $1 million at Bonhams Las Vegas motorcycle auction.

BMW 2011 U.S. Motorcycle Sales Up 7.4%

Friday, January 13, 2012
BMW Motorrad reports a 7.4% increase for 2011 sales in the U.S. market, fueled by its top-spelling S1000RR.

Dr. Frazier’s Globe Killer KLR650 Part 3

Friday, January 13, 2012
Dr. G. gets Motorcycle USA readers back up to speed on his Globe Killer KLR650 project at the 20,000 mile marker.

Triumph Tiger Explorer Sports $15,699 MSRP

Friday, January 13, 2012
Triumph has released pricing information on its 2012 models, which includes the all-new Tiger Explorer, the Speed Triple R ABS and the Steve McQueen Edition Bonneville.

World's Fastest Electric - Lightning Motorcycles

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Motorcycle USA talks with Lightning Motorcycle's Richard Hatfield about being the first company to break the 200 mph barrier with its electric SuperBike.

Deadhorse Rally Set for June 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012
The 2012 Alaska Motorcycle 'Deadhorse Rally' has been announced: June 15-19, 2012.

AMA News and Notes February 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The American Motorcyclist Association brings you the February 2012 edition of AMA News and Notes.

2011 Honda CB1000R Project Bike

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Motorcycle USA adds some accessory upgrades to the Honda CB1000R to boost performance on the street.

Ural Motorcycles Sales Up 39% in 2011

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Ural sees a 39% increase in sales for the second consecutive year.

Kevin Schwantz Leads AMA MHoF Breakfast

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Hall of Famer, World Roadracing Champion, Kevin Schwantz, headlines AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame breakfast at Daytona fundraiser.

STM: Melling’s Best of 2011

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Our man Melling is at it again, with the British Isles’ greatest motorcycle scribbler spewing forth his annual wisdom in Melling’s Best of 2011.

RM Auctions Weekend Revs up in Las Vegas

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Auctions America by RM revs up for vintage motorcycle weekend in the City of Lights.

Mahindra Shows New Mojo & Moto3 Racer

Monday, January 9, 2012
Mahindra doubles its production motorcycle lineup and features its new Moto3 racebike at the 2012 Delhi Auto Show.

BMW Motorrad Reports Record Sales in 2011

Monday, January 9, 2012
BMW Motorrad records its best sales year ever in 2011, its 104,286 units sold exceeding the German marque’s previous best set in 2007.

Eight Motorcycle Collections to Auction Block

Friday, January 6, 2012
Eight motorcycle collections to cross block during Auctions America by RM's Las Vegas premier motorcycle auction.

Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II Review

Friday, January 6, 2012
We put the Dunlop's latest offering for sport-touring to the test. Check out all the details of the Sportmax Roadsmart II.

Backmarker: Cycle Editor Cook Neilson

Thursday, January 5, 2012
This month’s Backmarker takes a closer look at one of the greats in print motorcycle journalism, Cycle Magazine and its editor, Cook Neilson.

50cc Piaggio and Vespa Scooters Recalled

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Piaggio recalls more than 2100 of its 50cc scooters for an ignition control unit replacement.

2012 Zero Bikes to Debut New York IMS

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Zero Motorcycles to debut the complete 2012 model line at the New York International Show where North American customers can see the groundbreaking new electric motorcycle lineup for the first time.

MotoUSA Honors AMA as Industry Leader 2011

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Motorcycle-USA acknowledges the diligent efforts of the American Motorcycle Association in its fight against the Lead Ban by awarding it with the Industry Leader Award for 2011.

AMA Members Offered Revamped Classifieds

Thursday, January 5, 2012
AMA members enjoy extra benefits with revamped classified ads.

New Law Allows Illinois Riders to Run Red

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Illinois HB S860 is now in affect which allows motorcyclists to pass through an intersection against a red light if traffic sensors are unable to detect their motorcycle.