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2011 Streetfighter Shootout

Monday, October 31, 2011
Sportbike performance with more forgiving ergos and stripped down styling. Once again its time for a MotoUSA Streetfighter Shootout.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 7 Report

Saturday, October 29, 2011
After more twists and turns Ducati becomes the first motorcycle brand to cross the finish line of the La Carrera Panamericana.

2012 Motorcycle Shows Kick off in San Mateo

Friday, October 28, 2011
The 2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are arriving in November with a first stop at the San Mateo County Event Center in northern California.

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer First Ride

Friday, October 28, 2011
Moto Guzzi's V7 Racer is a retro-styled machine that gives the joy of a classic bike with the reliability of a modern motorcycle. Find out what we thought of this cool looking Guzzi in this First Ride article.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 6 Report

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Riders and drivers close in on the finish line of the 2011 La Carrera Panamericana. The Mexican Road Race featured a stop at a racetrack on Day 6.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 5 Report

Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Ducati riders and their automotive competitors raced back through the Mil Cumbres on Day 5 of the Mexican Road Race.

1894 Roper Motorcycle to Set World Record

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Historic 1894 Roper steam-powered motorcycle expected to set new world record at Auctions America by RM's debut Las Vegas sale.

MotoCzysz to Host NW Premier of “Charge”

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Famed motorcycle film director and documentarian, Mark Neale (“Faster”) follows Portland, Oregon’s MotoCzysz team and intimately captures the emotions and risks associated with building a motorcycle.

New Cox Racing Part for VFR and Versys

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Cox Racingroup is the premier manufacturer of Radiator Guards. We have been protecting radiators of Touring, Adventure Touring, Sport Touring, Sport and Road Race motorcycle around the world since 1998.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 4 Report

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The danger lever rose on Day 4 of La Carrera Panamericana with treacherous roads and poor communication with race officials.

Matching Scorpion Lilly Jacket and EXO-400

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Scorpion’s Lilly blooms fashionable style combined with outstanding protection.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 3 Report

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Ducati riders and the auto competitors embark on Day 3 with heavy hearts following the news of Marco Simoncelli's death.

Polaris Industries Invests in Brammo Inc

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Polaris Industries leads a $28 million dollar investment in Brammo Inc to grow the Ashland, Oregon-based electric motorcycle business.

2012 Honda Integra First Look

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Honda has unveiled the Integra, a new model that offers the performance of a motorcycle with the comfort and protection of a scooter.

2012 Triumph T100 Steve McQueen Edition

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Triumph will release a limited number of Steve McQueen Replica Bonneville T100 motorcycles. The retro bikes will have a military theme and McQueen signature.

Alpinestars Urban DNS Pants Review

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Alpinestars' Urban DNS Pants have a casual style but feature the proctetion needed for duty on the street. Read what we thought of these pants in this review.

2012 Triumph Speed Triple R First Look

Monday, October 24, 2011
Take a sneak peak at the 2012 Triumph Speed Triple R which offers upgraded suspension, wheels and brakes to give the street fighter a new attitude.

Louisiana Riders Bring $30,000 to PBTF

Monday, October 24, 2011
Louisiana’s annual Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Ride for Kids raised $30,233 on Oct. 23.

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer First Look

Monday, October 24, 2011
Triumph reveals a new open-class adventure touring motorcycle with the 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer. This multipurpose motorcycle is a flagship model for the British manufacturer.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 2 Report

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ducati checks in following Day 2 of the La Carrera Panamericana Mexican Road Race event. Ducati is competing on a pair of Multistrada 1200 street bikes.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 1 Report

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ducati has joined the fray at the 24th Mexican Road Race, La Carrera Panamericana. Follow along with them on Day 1 of the seven-day rally.

2011 La Carrera Panamericana Underway

Friday, October 21, 2011
Opening ceremonies for the 2011 Mexican road race officially kicked off on Friday with Ducati becoming the first motorcycle represented in the historic car rally.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Oct. 21, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011
The MotoUSA Photo of the Week for October 21st is a strong greyscale image from Motorcycle USA forum user smg. Check out his artsy shot and get a simple moto-photo tip from JDawg.

Salt Addiction: Mike Cook's 2011 Shootout

Friday, October 21, 2011
In this edition of Salt Addiction our two-wheeled rocket man explores the records broken and accidents averted during the 2011 Mike Cook Land Speed Shootout.

New Ducati Monster 795 for Asian Market

Friday, October 21, 2011
Ducati launches another Monster aimed specifically for the Asian market with its Monster 795.

How Triumph Makes Motorcycles

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Triumph has manufactured more than 500,000 bikes since its 1990 rebirth. See how Triumph makes motorcycles.

Inside Triumph Motorcycles

Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Hinkley-based Triumph has been churning out its distinctive Twin and Triple-powered motorcycles for 21 years now. Read the story behind the new Triumph.

Celebrity Autos to be Auctioned at Bonhams

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Elvis, Madonna, Tom Cruise and K.D. Lang are just some of the names represented at the approaching Classic California Sale in Los Angeles.

Phoenix, San Diego Charity Raises $120,000

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Riders raised $120,012 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) yesterday at Ride for Kids events in Phoenix and San Diego.

Ducati Set for La Carrera Panamericana

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Ducati is trying its hand in the La Carrera Panamericana this year with two Multistrada 1200S Touring bikes piloted by Ducati’s own Carlin Dunne and renowned moto journalist, Roland Brown.

Roberts' & DeCoster's Bikes at MHoF

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Kenny Roberts' Yamaha TZ750, Roger DeCoster's Suzuki RN380 at AMA Legends & Champions Weekend.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 First Ride

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Our man Melling delivers a first ride evaluation of the revitalized Suzuki V-Strom 650. Can the wee-strom hang with its growing Adventure bike competition?

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Oct. 14, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011
Sometimes it's the time in between riding that is special, and SLR's Photo of the Week is the perfect example. Check out his shot and get a photo tip on memory cards from JDawg.

GIVI's New B33 Monokey & Monolock Trunk

Friday, October 14, 2011
The all new stylish B33 Monokey and Monolock series top trunk from GIVI.

Dr. Frazier: Extreme Adventure Rider Secrets

Friday, October 14, 2011
Looking back on some of his best and worst moments, our two-wheeled globe trekker reveals his adventure recipes for success.

AMA Welcomes KTM as Presenting Sponsor

Friday, October 14, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is proud to announce that KTM North America will be the presenting sponsor for the 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, Nov. 18, at the Red Rock Casino, in Las Vegas.

2012 Kawasaki Dealer Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2011
A new ZX-14 and four-seat side-by-side Teryx4 aren't all that was new at the 2012 Kawasaki Dealer Show in Orlando, Florida. Motorcycle USA reports.

AMA Announces Better Insurance Rates

Thursday, October 13, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association announces better rates on insurance coverage for clubs and promoters.

Team Scorpion 2012 Rider Support Program

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Do you have what it takes to Get Stung? Scorpion is re-opening the popular 'Team Scorpion' support program to new and existing riders for 2012.

AMA News and Notes November 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
American Motorcycle Association comes out with the next edition of the AMA News and Notes November 2011.

2012 Yamaha Zuma 50F First Ride

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Gabe takes a spin on the Yamaha Zuma 50F, where our contributing Scooter Editor asks, “Two Strokes Good, Four Strokes...Better?”

Ticket Deadline Approaching for AMA Weekend

Monday, October 10, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is reminding enthusiasts, fans, racers, amateur champions and the motorcycling industry that the advance ticket deadline is approaching for the 2011 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend.

Electric Superbike Racing: Brammo Part VI

Saturday, October 8, 2011
Recently crowned TTXGP champ Steve Atlas provides an inside look at the days leading up to the final round of the championship in this latest edition of racing Brammo’s electric superbike - the Empulse RR.

Limited Edition Moto Guzzi California Available

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Celebrating its 90th Anniversary, Europe’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer announces the end of an era with the final edition of the iconic Moto Guzzi California model line.

Ducati Reveals '12 Multistrada & Hypermotard

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Ducati gives its popular Multistrada and Hypermotard models a graphics facelift for 2012 as the Italian marque prepares to unveil its true prize, the 1199 Panigale Superbike at EICMA.

Matco Tools Integrated Storage System Line

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Built For Technicians, Designed for Service: Matco Tools Introduces Website Dedicated to ISS Customized Design Solutions.

Zero Motorcycles Teams with Bridge School

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Zero Motorcycles teams with the Bridge School to celebrate 25th anniversary.

Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsas for Streetfighter 848

Thursday, October 6, 2011
The latest addition from Borgo Panigale will use Pirelli’s Diablo Rosso Corsa tires as original equipment, featuring an innovative 180/60 sized rear tire that is derived from Pirelli’s experience in the FIM Supersport World Championship.

Backmarker: Tony Thacker

Thursday, October 6, 2011
This month our Backmarker chats up English transplant Tony Thacker, director of the NHRA museum in Pomona on his love of hot rods and drag bikes.

New Ducati Monster for Sepang MotoGP?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Ducati is set to unveil something about its Monster lineup at the Sepang GP. What will the new Monster be?

Zero Motorcycles at 2011 EICMA Show

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Zero Motorcycles to make its first-ever appearance at 2011 EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, Italy.

Fillmore Ride for Children Grand Marshal

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Lending support to this year's Bruce Rossmeyer Ride for Children, a fundraiser for Camp Boggy Creek, will be Grand Marshal: Chris Fillmore, professional road racer and the 2011 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR 1200 Series National Champion.

2011 SYM Symba 110 First Ride

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Our scooter aficionado explores SYM's take on the best-selling vehicle of all time, hitting the streets of San Francisco with the Sym Symba 110.

Zero Expands into South America

Monday, October 3, 2011
Zero Motorcycles has announced it is expanding into South America with distribution and service centers in Brazil.

Moto Guzzi Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Monday, October 3, 2011
On the heels of the massive 90th Anniversary Moto Guzzi World Days 2011 celebration at the Moto Guzzi Factory in Mandello del Lario, Italy, we’re bringing the celebration stateside!

Edelweiss Motorcycle Tours Catalog 2012/2013

Monday, October 3, 2011
Edelweiss Motorcycle Tours, the leading guided motorcycle tour company in the world, has just released its biggest Tour Catalog ever covering the 2012 / 2013 season.

$304,000 Raised at Ride for Kids Events

Monday, October 3, 2011
Bighearted motorcyclists brought $304,239 in donations to three Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Ride for Kids events in Texas, California and Nevada on Oct. 2.

Kawasaki Design-a-Bike Launched at PIMS

Monday, October 3, 2011
Progressive International Motorcycle Shows to launch all-new Kawasaki Design-a-Bike' experience at the 2011-2012 shows.