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2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM First Ride

Friday, November 29, 2013
Suzuki's DR-Z400SM Supermoto is back for 2013. We put this affordable single to the test with slides, stoppies and wheelies.

Fox Motion Elite Long-Term Shoe Review

Thursday, November 28, 2013
We put in over a year’s worth of mileage on Fox’s Motion Elite athletic shoe with some very favorable result.

AMA Asks for Meeting with CDC on Helmet Law

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
AMA Vice President for Government Relations Wayne Allard has requested a meeting with CDC Director Tom Frieden for an explanation on the recent efforts to recommend a federally mandated universal helmet law.

2014 Zero Motorcycles at Six IMS Tour Stops

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Zero Motorcycles' new 2014 model year bikes will join the International Motorcycle Show tour for six cross country tour stops.

MMC: HM Plant Honda CBR1000RR

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Melling’s latest memorable motorcycle ride is the 2007 HM Plant Honda CBR1000RR piloted by Ian Hutchinson to a Superstock TT podium.

2013 AMA Year-End Award Nominees

Monday, November 25, 2013
The AMA has announced its nominees for the 2013 AMA Championship Banquet. AMA members can vote for their favorites through December 1, 2013.

2013 $2000 Scooter Comparison

Monday, November 25, 2013
Scooters offer some of the best bargain transportainment on two wheels. MotoUSA tests some of the most modestly priced scoots available in the US to see which is best in the 2013 $2000 Scooter Comparison.

Britain's Best Motorcyclist Rides Thundersprint

Friday, November 22, 2013
Britain's best all round motorcyclist rides at the Thundersprint.

Loretta Lynn Given President Medal of Freedom

Friday, November 22, 2013
Loretta Lynn has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Honda Unveils Dunk Scooter at TMS

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Honda's new Dunk scooter is bound for the Japanese market in 2014 and comes with a newly developed liquid-cooled 50cc Single.

Congressman Questions CDC Helmet Stance

Thursday, November 21, 2013
U.S. Representative Tim Walberg (R-Michigan) has challenged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for an explanation on why it is recommending and pursuing a federal mandatory helmet law.

Selling E15 Fuel in 2014 U.S. Market May Stall

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Introduction of E15 fuel into the U.S. marketplace may stall in 2014.

BMW Releases Upspec K1600GTL Exclusive

Thursday, November 21, 2013
BMW has announced an upspec version of its K1600 GTL touring mount. The BMW K1600 GTL Exclusive boasts a number of updates to passenger comfort and new electronics.

Backmarker: Rambling, Philosophically

Thursday, November 21, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker makes use of the waning riding season to devote some philosophical thought to personal and more wide-ranging motorcycle issues.

Compass SA Tour Includes 2014 World Cup

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Compass Expeditions South American Motorcycle Tours now include the "Best of Brazil".

HUD Helmet Technology on the Horizon

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Motorcycle helmet technology enters the 21st century with companies like Skully, Reevu and Nuviz, each offering versions of integrated heads-up displays for riders looking for more than just protection from a lid.

Giant Loop Showing Saddlebags at EICMA

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Giant Loop previews 2014 adventure proof motorcycle packing systems at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show.

SPOT Trace is the Theft-Alert Tracking Device

Thursday, November 14, 2013
SPOT LLC announces SPOT Trace, the ultimate theft-alert tracking device.

Dr. Frazier’s Global Adventure Begins

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Dr. G’s global adventure completes its North American leg, the trusty Honda GL650 duo enduring vodka-induced bike temptation and rancid riding boots.

Renthal Co-Founder Andrew Renshaw Dies

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Andrew Charles Renshaw, co-founder of Renthal, has passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.

Learning to Ride: First Ride

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
One of the best parts of learning to ride is actually logging some miles, and that first time on the road is an experience unlike any other.

2014 Yamaha Tricity Scooter Concept First Look

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Yamaha reveals a leaning three-wheeled scooter concept at Milan dubbed the Tricity, billed as an ideal urban commuter for Europe.

Caterham Group Launches Motorcycle Division

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Caterham Group, a British sports car company and Formula One GP team owner, is launching a new motorcycle division.

Four Yamaha Electric Mounts for Tokyo Show

Monday, November 11, 2013
Yamaha teases four electric mounts for its display at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, including two motorcycles, an e-scooter and kids minibike.

2014 Kawasaki J300 Scooter First Look

Monday, November 11, 2013
Kawasaki finally dives into the scooter market with its J300, a European-only model manufactured in partnership with KYMCO.

AMA Thanks United States Veterans for Service

Monday, November 11, 2013
The American Motorcyclist Association thanks veterans for their service.

2014 Honda NC750S & NC750X First Look

Friday, November 8, 2013
Honda revealed two NC750 models during the 2013 EICMA show in Italy, the 2014 NC750S and 2014 NC750X.

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Priced at $12,699

Friday, November 8, 2013
Suzuki has announced pricing for its redesigned 2014 V-Strom 1000, with the base model retailing for $12,699 and the Adventure spec $13,999.

Allstate Awards Five $5000 Good Ride Grants

Friday, November 8, 2013
Allstate Insurance announced the five winners who each received $5000 grants for their ideas to help make the roads safer for motorcyclists as part of Allstate's Good Ride Grants program.

2014 Honda VFR800F First Look

Friday, November 8, 2013
Honda debuted an updated VFR800F during the 2013 EICMA Show in Italy. The middleweight sport-tourer gets a number of engine and chassis upgrades for 2014.

2013 EICMA Milan Bike Show Recap

Friday, November 8, 2013
The 2013 Milan Bike Show proved busy as usual, as manufacturers debuted their latest models at EICMA. Catch up on all the details.

Rodriguez-Long Given MIC Chairman’s Award

Friday, November 8, 2013
Ricardo Rodriguez-Long has been awarded the MIC Chairman’s award.

Entries Now Available for Thundersprint 2014

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Entries are now available for Thundersprint 2014 which will be held at the Darley Moor circuit May 10-11.

Fed Task Force to Push Mandatory Helmet Law

Thursday, November 7, 2013
The AMA announced that a federal task force appointed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is prepared to recommend mandatory motorcycle helmet laws for all states.

2014 Vespa Primavera First Look

Thursday, November 7, 2013
The 2014 Vespa Primavera draws styling inspiration from the past while utilizing the company's most up-to-date technological refinements.

Sena, Nexx Helmets Launch New Bluetooth

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Sena Bluetooth partners with Nexx Helmets to create two all-new custom Bluetooth communication devices.

Backmarker: Canada's First Motorcycle Stamps

Thursday, November 7, 2013
MotoUSA's Backmarker delves into some Canadian motorcycle history after a chance encounter with Matthew Warburton, graphic designer of Canada's first motorcycle postage stamps.

2014 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 First Look

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
MV Agusta targets a new motorcycling segment with the release of its new sport-touring platform.

2014 Triumph Tiger 800XC SE First Look

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Triumph unveiled a special edition Tiger 800XC during the 2013 EICMA show in Italy. The 2014 Tiger 800XC SE retains all the features of the standard 800XC but sports a slick new color scheme.

2014 Kawasaki Z1000 First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Kawasaki has taken the wraps off its fresh faced Z1000 streetfighter for the 2014 model year at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.

2014 BMW R1200RT First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
BMW has announced an updated version of its R1200RT touring motorcycle for 2014, boasting engine upgrades and technological advancements suited for longer rides.

2014 BMW S1000R First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
BMW has revealed the S1000R for 2014, a naked version of the German marque's popular S1000RR superbike.

2014 Zero Motorcycles First Look

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Zero Motorcycles unveiled its new R-spec motorcycle, the SR, during the 2013 EICMA show in Italy, as well as a new Z-Force Power Tank which ups power and increases energy storage capacity on all 2014 models.

2014 Honda Street Bike First Looks

Monday, November 4, 2013
Honda announced some upgrades to its existing line for the coming 2014 model-year.

2014 Ducati Monster 1200 First Look

Monday, November 4, 2013
Ducati announced its new 2014 Monster 1200 and 1200 S during the 2013 EICMA show in Italy.

2014 Honda CTX1300 First Look

Monday, November 4, 2013
Fed up with the status quo in the bagger motorcycle scene? Honda may have the answer with its futuristic-looking and V-Four powered CTX1300.

New Vespa Primavera Teased at EICMA 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013
Vespa offered a few slight details of its new Primavera scooter during the opening day of the 2013 EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

Vectrix VT-1 Electric Scooter First Look

Friday, November 1, 2013
Vectrix adds a new electric scooter to its line-up for 2014. The VT-1 comes with a number of patented Vectrix technologies, boasts a top speed of 62 mph and a range of 55 miles on a single charge.