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2012 Birmingham Bike Show

Friday, November 30, 2012
Our man Melling wanders about the Birmingham Bike Show, reporting on the highs and lows of his national bike expo.

Hayes, Crutchlow To Sign Autographs at IMS

Friday, November 30, 2012
AMA Pro Racing's Josh Hayes and MotoGP's Cal Crutchlow will be signing autographs at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, December 7, 2012.

GAO Says Motorcycle Crashes Cost $16 Billion

Friday, November 30, 2012
A report from the Government Accountability Office reckons the costs of motorcycle crashes in 2010 totaled $16 billion.

AMA News and Notes December 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012
The AMA News and Notes December 2012 issue will help you stay up to date on the motorcycle rights-related issues happening all over the country.

2012 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Jackets

Friday, November 30, 2012
MCUSA editors have been putting a number of jackets through the ringer this past year and they’ve finally decided on some favorites for the 2012 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Jackets.

smart Teams with Vectrix on E-Scooter

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Daimler subsidiary, smart, has teamed with Vectrix to develop their electric scooter which is planned to hit markets in 2014.

Inside Pirelli’s Vizzola Proving Grounds

Thursday, November 29, 2012
MotoUSA visit Pirelli's wet weather proving grounds to understand how it develops its motorcycle tires, including the Angel ST sport-touring tire.

2013 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Schedule

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The dates have been announced for the 2013 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days as July 19-21st.

2012 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Dirt Helmets

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Looking for the perfect gift for the off-roader this holiday season? Maybe you're looking to upgrade your own lid...whatever the case the 2012 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Dirt Helmets has you covered.

Single Track Mind: Wanderin’ Brain

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Our man Melling ponders his role as motorcycle racing seer, having predicted the MotoGP rule changes recently imposed and those to come. He also terrorizes innocent hikers…

Cycle News Issue 47 Available

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The November 27, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

2013 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Schedule

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The dates have been announced for the 2013 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days as July 19-21st.

Expo Indication of Struggling Chinese Industry

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Canton Fair hosts one of the main motorcycle expos during the year in China, with an industry insider reporting stagnation and a declining industry.

Dunlop Announce Key Organizational Changes

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Dunlop announces key organizational changes in the motorcycle division.

2012 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Street Helmets

Monday, November 26, 2012
Check out the 2012 Street Helmet Motorcycle Gift Guide to find out which lids MCUSA editors couldn't live without during the past riding season.

BMW Presents Judges for 'Ride of your Life'

Monday, November 26, 2012
BMW Motorrad presents the judges for the 'Ride of your Life' tour. Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt will choose which bikers go on the tour.

Memorable Motorcycles: BSA M20 Despatch

Thursday, November 22, 2012
The BSA M20 Despatch proved instrumental to the British war effort during World War II, making it a memorable motorcycle indeed.

Bohn Body Armor Discount to AMA Members

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
ActionStations Inc. offers a discount on Bohn Body Armor to American Motorcyclist Association members.

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.

Roof Boxer V8 Helmet Review

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A guest editor contributes this review of a new name and helmet concept to most American riders, offering up an evaluation of the unconventional Roof Boxer V8 modular helmet.

Vilner Custom "Bulldog" Speed Triple

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A request from a Russian client gave Vilner customizers the chance to work over a Triumph Speed Triple. The result? Meet the Bulldog.

Cycle News Issue 46 Available

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The November 20, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Suzuki: Business as Usual for Powersports Ops

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Days after American Suzuki's Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company reaffirmed its committment to the motorcycle business at its annual dealer meeting.

Help Fund John Penton Documentary

Monday, November 19, 2012
Todd Huffman is attempting to put together a full-length documentary film chronicling the life and times of John Penton, but he needs your help.

AMA MHoF Induct Seven Motorcycling Greats

Monday, November 19, 2012
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, inducts seven motorcycling greats.

EICMA Oddities: RSD TMax, Supertrike n Brutus

Friday, November 16, 2012
We take a look at some of the odd and unusual vehicles that might not have made the EICMA 2012 headlines but were deserving of attention in their own right.

2013 Yamaha FJR1300A First Ride

Friday, November 16, 2012
Motorcycle USA reacquaints itself with a familiar favorite, riding the revamped Yamaha FJR1300 sport-tourer in Northern California.

Paul Thede's Race Tech Powers AMA MHoF

Friday, November 16, 2012
Paul Thede's Race Tech powers the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends Weekend.

Aprilia Caponord 1200 First Look

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Borrowing heavily from its Dorsoduro, Aprilia conjures up another entry for the Adventure-Touring market with its new Caponord 1200.

Twisted Throttle Rentals Now Available

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Twisted Throttle is now offering motorcycle rentals out of their World Headquarters in Exeter, Rhode Island.

2012 EICMA Milan Bike Show

Thursday, November 15, 2012
The EICMA bike show in Milan showcases the new motorcycle entries from Europe, most expected and a few surprises… get up to speed on Motorcycle USA.

2013 KTM 390 Duke ABS First Look

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
KTM continues to garner a lion's share of attention at EICMA 2012 as the Austrian manufacturer introduces the newest Duke in its stable, the 2013 KTM 390 Duke ABS.

BMW Announces New Boxer for 90th B-Day

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
BMW announced it is working on a new Boxer-powered motorcycle with signature styling cues ala the 1923 R 32 in honor of its upcoming 90th anniversary.

AIMExpo Expands Foundation for 2013 Show

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) received a hefty boost of support when Marketplace Events and the Italian Trade Commission signed a formal agreement during the opening day of EICMA 2012 in Milan, Italy.

2013 BMW F800GT Debuts at EICMA 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
BMW announced it will be replacing its midsize sport tourer, the F800ST, with the more touring capable 2013 BMW F800GT (Gran Turismo).

MV Agusta Rivale 800 First Look

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The EICMA show in Milan reveals a new aggressively styled entry from MV Agusta with the Rivale 800 which shares the Inline Triple of the all-new Brutale 800.

Husqvarna Concept BAJA First Look

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Husqvarna revealed a near-production Concept BAJA motorcycle during the 2012 EICMA show in Milan, with styling that hearkens back to the scramblers popular in the 1960s and '70s.

KTM 1290 Super Duke R Prototype First Look

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
KTM confirmed today it is indeed in the midst of producing a 1290 Super Duke R, the prototype featuring traction control, ABS, as well as anti-stoppie and anti-wheelie controls.

2013 Vespa 946 First Look

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Vespa 946, revealed at the 2012 EICMA show in Milan, sources inspiration from the company's original 1946 Mp6 prototype and features a newly designed engine and body work.

Cycle News Issue 45 Available

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The November 13, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

2013 Ducati Hypermotard & Hyperstrada Debut

Monday, November 12, 2012
Ducati released details on the all-new for 2013 Hypermotard and Hyperstrada models. Read on to get all the details on the revamped supermotard models.

Suzuki Introduces Five Models for 2013

Monday, November 12, 2012
Suzuki will offer five additional models for 2013, including a limited edition Hayabusa, a commemorative edition GSX-R1000 and an entry level GW250.

V-Strom 1000 Concept in U.S. by 2014

Monday, November 12, 2012
Suzuki announced that the V-Strom 1000 Concept unveiled at Intermot 2012 will join the company's U.S. line-up in 2014.

Entry-Level Suzuki GW250 Joins 2013 Lineup

Monday, November 12, 2012
The entry-level bike market in the U.S. continues to grow, with Suzuki announcing the 249cc GW250 standard will join its 2013 model lineup.

2013 Piaggio Typhoon 50 Available in US

Monday, November 12, 2012
Piaggio is now offering the 2013 Piaggio Typhoon, a four-stroke, four-valve 50cc scooter, at Vespa/Piaggio dealerships across the United States.

2013 Vespa Sport Special Edition Models

Monday, November 12, 2012
Take a look at the 2013 Vespa Sport Special Edition models, the Vespa S 50 SE and 150 i.e. Sport SE as well as the Vespa GTS 300 i.e. Super Sport LE, all of which are limited editions.

AMA Salutes Veterans

Monday, November 12, 2012
American Motorcyclist Association salutes veterans

Nighthorse Delivers D.C. Christmas Tree

Monday, November 12, 2012
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Ben Nighthorse Campbell is trucking the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C.

2013 Honda CB1100 First Ride

Monday, November 12, 2012
Check it out as MotoUSA gives Honda's concoction of old and new-school street bikes a test as we assess the all-new 2013 Honda CB1100.

2013 Honda CB500F First Look

Monday, November 12, 2012
Honda released the first details on its new mid-sized naked bike, the CB500F. Read on to get the down low on the 2013 Honda CB500F.

2013 Honda CB500X First Look

Monday, November 12, 2012
Honda has released details on a mid-sized adventure-styled motorcycle dubbed the 2013 CB500X.

2013 Honda CBR500R First Look

Monday, November 12, 2012
Honda has a new CBR in the line up - the 2013 CBR500R. Read on to get the details on this mid-sized CBR.

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B First Look

Monday, November 12, 2012
Honda has released several new models for 2013, and one of the most unexpected is the 2013 Gold Wing F6B. Check out the first details on this stripped down version of the iconic touring motorcycle.

EICMA Teaser - KTM Naked 1290 Super Duke

Friday, November 9, 2012
KTM first teased us with an audio clip of its new 'Beast.' New info released ahead of EICMA 2012 reveals a 1290cc naked prototype believed to be the new 1290 Super Duke.

2013 Thundersprint at Anglesey Race Circuit

Friday, November 9, 2012
Thundersprint 2013 moves to the Anglesey Race Circuit.

Sidi Ladies New Nitro Riding Boots

Friday, November 9, 2012
Sidi releases the new Nitro boot and a classic boot.

2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra First Ride

Friday, November 9, 2012
Husqvarna releases a fresh 650-class dual-sport motorcycle priced under seven grand, but can it compete against the competition from Japan and its BMW parent? Road Test Editor Adam Waheed files his report.

ASA Hires Consultant to Review ISDRA Plan

Thursday, November 8, 2012
The American Sand Association has employed the support of McClure Consulting to provide a constructive critique of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area draft business plan.

Dr. Frazier: Global ADV Motorcyclists Gather

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Motorcycle USA's globe-trotting adventure tourer, Dr. Gregory Frazier, picked up some tips and tricks and shared laughs with other motorcycle fanatics at the 2012 California Horizon's Unlimited Traveller's Meeting.

Suzuki's "Take Your Pic" Giveaway

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
For the second year in a row, American Suzuki will give customers the chance to win their dream Suzuki motorcycle, ATV or scooter in the "Take Your Pic" Thanksgiving Weekend Giveaway.

2014 Energica Electric Motorcycle Preview

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Energica electric superbike is set to debut at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan, Italy, but we have a sneak preview of the first production electric motorcycle to come out of Italy.

Ray Blank Retires from MIC

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors member Ray Blank recently announced his retirement from the MIC.

Three Board Members Re-Elected to MIC

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Don Emde, Frank Esposito and Steve Johnson were all re-elected to the Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors after elections in October 2012.

BMW Continues to Grow Through Q3

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
BMW sales and production figures for the third-quarter of 2012 show the German marque continuing to enjoy growth in a number of markets around the world.

2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Available In U.S.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone now available in the United States.

Cycle News Issue 44 Available

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The November 6, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Tampa Bay Area Ride for Kids Raise $43,000

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
$43,000 raised at Tampa Bay area Ride for Kids to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Suzuki Ditches Cars for Bikes in US Market

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Suzuki’s American subsidiary will file Chapter 11 bankruptcy as the Japanese manufacturer discontinues its auto sales in the U.S. market to refocus on its motorcycle and powersports business in the States.

Matco Tools Receives Award for Borescope

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Matco Tools receives an Innovation Award for the PRO1000 Borescope.

2012 Q3 Motorcycles Sales Stabilize Market

Monday, November 5, 2012
The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reports motorcycle sales holding steady through Q3, with a slight 1.3% increase in year-over-year motorcycle sales.

"Bike Week Radio Show" At AMA Legends

Monday, November 5, 2012
The "Bike Week Radio Show," out of San Diego, will be at the AMA Legends Weekend in Las Vegas November 16-17, 2012 providing in-depth interviews, features and commentary on all the action at the Red Rock Casino.

A-Stars Fastback WP Shoe Product Peek

Monday, November 5, 2012
Alpinestars has the Fastback Waterproof Shoe for those looking to find a comfortable, functional and protective riding shoe that is geared to work in a variety of elements.

2013 MV Agusta Brutale 800 First Look

Friday, November 2, 2012
MV Agusta expands its Brutale naked lineup to five models with the introduction of the all-new MV Agusta Brutale 800.

Scorpion Releases Fall 2012 Catalog

Friday, November 2, 2012
Scorpion releases their Fall 2012 catalog.

Revive Your Ride Starts November 1, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012
The "Revive Your Ride!" year-end giveaway starts November 1, 2012. Visit your participating powersports retailer now through December 31, 2012 for a chance to win.

Twisted Throttle Mods a Triumph Explorer 1200

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Twisted Throttle got a 2013 Triumph Explorer 1200 and added a full list of upgrades to improve performance and comfort in a wide variety of adventure touring scenarios.

MIC Communications Seminar Economic News

Thursday, November 1, 2012
MIC Communications Symposium provides economic advice and innovative growth strategies to the powersports industry.

AMA News and Notes November 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012
American Motorcyclist Association comes out with the latest News and Notes for November 2012.

Backmarker: Ralph Wayne Backyard Nationals

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Ralph Wayne's Vintage Backyard Nationals is a laid-back gathering of vintage enthusiasts in Kansas City. Our Backmarker investigates.