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Motorcycle USA Best of 2011 Awards

Friday, December 30, 2011
It's time for Motorcycle USA to look back and highlight the best of another riding season. Check out Motorcycle USA's Best of 2011 Awards.

Best Sportbike 2011: BMW S1000RR

Friday, December 30, 2011
Motorcycle USA names its 2011 Sportbike of the Year in our annual Best of Awards.

Teens Split $10K Hit-and-Run Reward

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Two Colorado teens split $10,000 Law Tigers reward for their help in a fatal hit-and-run motorcycle accident.

Motorcycles Center Stage at India Auto Expo '12

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Motorcyclists in the world's second-largest market will get a chance to see the latest production motorcycles as well as prototype models at India's upcoming Auto Expo 2012.

EVS Photo of the Year

Friday, December 23, 2011
After months of submissions from MotoUSA readers, we pick the EVS Photo of the Year and award the $500 Grand Prize.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts

Thursday, December 22, 2011
MCUSA offers several tips for procrastinators in its 2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Last Minute Gifts.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: DVDs

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
MCUSA presents a look at some of the newest motorcycle flicks in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to DVDs.

Metzeler Winter Scooter Tire Range Expands

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Metzeler Feelfree Wintec range expands, now no scooter rider needs to fear the winter.

AMA Comments on NTSB Cell Phone Ban

Monday, December 19, 2011
The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) made waves with its bold call for a nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving. The AMA responds.

AMA Supports Senator’s Helmet Stance

Monday, December 19, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association supports senator's stand on helmets.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Books

Monday, December 19, 2011
For all two-wheeled enthusiasts out there who also share a passion for good reads, MCUSA presents a few options in its 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Books.

'12 Edelweiss Triumph Triday European Tour

Saturday, December 17, 2011
Edelweiss is introducing an affordable tour through Europe in 2012 with its Triumph Triday Tour beginning in June.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Toys & Games

Saturday, December 17, 2011
This year MCUSA helps spread holiday cheer with something that’s sure to put a smile on a kid’s face - toys!

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Apparel

Friday, December 16, 2011
To help readers wade through some of the latest fashion items, MCUSA is rolling out its opinion on the hottest casual wear in its 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Apparel.

J.D. Power Report Says Riders Spending More

Friday, December 16, 2011
The annual J.D. Power and Associates report on customer satisfaction shows riders are spending more in 2011.

2012 Can-Am Spyder Roadsters First Ride

Friday, December 16, 2011
Motorcycle USA heads to sunny SoCal for a spin on the latest Can-Am three-wheelers, the full touring edition 2012 Spyder RT and the sportier 2012 Spyder RS-S with its new Fox shocks.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Luggage

Thursday, December 15, 2011
We help make your next trip a little easier with a breakdown of the top bags in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Luggage.

2011 IMS Long Beach Report

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Victory unveiled its 2012 Hard-Ball, Kawasaki introduced its “Zero to Hero” promotion with nine-time Drag Racing Champ Rickey Gadson, Yamaha hosted interviews with its road racing stars and custom motorcycles were unveiled at a great IMS show in Long Beach.

V-Strom 1000: Three Year End of Term Report

Thursday, December 15, 2011
After logging three years in the saddle with Suzuki's V-Strom 1000, our Memorable Motorcycles columnist evaluates the merit of the popular adventure touring mount.

NTSB Calls for Cell Phone Driving Ban

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for a nationwide ban all cell-phone use while driving.

Senator Tries to Block NHTSA Lobbying

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
U.S. Senate panel backs ban on traffic safety agency lobbying.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Tools

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
In order to properly equip or readers, Motorcycle USA has devised a gift list to maintain and fix your ride in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Tools.

Scorpion Assailant Jacket Now Available

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Scorpion's Assailant Jacket attacks the status qou! Top-grain leather for serious sportbike riders.

Husqvarna Strada 650 Concept First Look

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Husqvarna Motorcycles keeps expanding its street offerings, revealing its Strada 650 at the Paris Motor Show.

AMA Names its 2011 Motorcyclist of the Year

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association announces 2011 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Dirt Accessories

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
MCUSA looks at some of the top items to hit the shelves in its 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Dirt Accessories.

2011 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Street Accessories

Monday, December 12, 2011
MCUSA offers a peek at some of the newest accessories to hit the scene in our 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Street Accessories.

AMA News and Notes January 2012

Saturday, December 10, 2011
The January 2012 edition of the American Motorcycle Association's news and notes is here.

Salt Addiction: Anatomy of a Crash

Friday, December 9, 2011
Forever in search of speed, Rocky Robinson and the Top 1 Ack Attack Team hit a rough patch while attempting to break the 400 mph land speed barrier.

2011 Motorcycle Touring Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, December 9, 2011
To prepare our adventure-seeking readers, MCUSA editors offer their recommendations in the 2011 Motorcycle Touring Holiday Gift Guide.

Edelweiss Breweries & Castles Tour Available

Friday, December 9, 2011
Join Edelweiss Bike Travel for a unique ride through Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and France on their breweries and castles tour.

Electric Scooter Concepts at 2011 Tokyo Show

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and KYMCO all released electric scooter concepts at 2011 Tokyo Show. Here's a recap.

New Kenny Roberts Print from Tom Fritz

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Kenny Roberts. 'So Woefully Underpaid' by Artist Tom Fritz.

Backmarker: Blind Ambition

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Matt Wadsworth is a 37-year-old musician attempting a world-record motorcycle jump. Did we mention he's also been blind since birth?

2011 IMS Dallas Photo Report

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
See show highlights from the 2011 Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Dallas, Texas.

Triumph Motorcycles Claims 2011 Sales Growth

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Despite the down market, Triumph Motorcycles announces increased sales for 2011 global and in the US – the British marque benefitting from the success of its popular Tiger 800.

AMA Elects Maggie McNally Vice Chairwoman

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association Board of Directors elects Maggie McNally as vice chairwoman.

MIC Offers Free Motorcycle Tire Guide

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Motorcycle Industry Council offers consumers extensive new MIC Tire Guide.

RLX Raffle Benefits American Troops

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Help support American troops by donating to the RLX Tour for the Cure and be entered to win a custom RLX motorcycle.

MotorcycleUSA to Give Away Honda Fury at IMS

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
MotorcycleUSA.com to give away a customized 2011 honda fury as part of ultimate builder custom bike show taking place at Progressive International Motorcycle Shows.

Ohlins to Debut Aftermarket ESA for BMW GS

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Öhlins Launches World’s First Aftermarket Mechatronic Suspension to USA Market at Long Beach IMS this Weekend.

2011 Kawasaki Versys Project Part 2

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Our 2011 Kawasaki Versys gets a new set of Pirelli dual sport tires for better on/off-road performance and additional protection to handle the abuse of dirt riding.

Metzeler Honors Japan in 2012 Calendar

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Metzeler Classics calendar, now in its 19th edition, celebrates two-wheeled competitions from the sixties with a series of black & white shots, paying homage to Japan and its motorcycling tradition, marked this year by such terrible adversity.

Single Track Mind: A Memorable Autumn

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
After notching a half century in the saddle, our Matchless G.50 hero turns to a new hobby and discovers some important lessons for the motorcycle industry.

Alpinestars Durban Jacket and Boots Review

Monday, December 5, 2011
Looking for a new set of adventure touring gear? Climb into Alpinestars Durban jacket, pants and boots for a peek at what the ultimate multi-purpose motorcycle gear is all about.

Honda Recalls 2001-2010/2012 Gold Wings

Monday, December 5, 2011
American Honda is recalling its Gold Wings after discovering problems with the secondary master cylinder which may affect rear braking.

Dealers Join the Hyosung Motors America Team

Monday, December 5, 2011
Hyosung Motors America continues to grow with the signing of authorized dealer agreements with Eckenhoff Motorcycles and Two Wheel Corp.

2011 Cruiser Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide

Monday, December 5, 2011
Check out Motorcycle USA’s 2011 Cruiser Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide for ideas on high-quality biker gear.

BMW Alpine Tour of Austria and Slovenia

Monday, December 5, 2011
Our favorite Scot turned North Carolinian tramps about the Austrian Alps, Sir Neale is back with a BMW alpine adventure.

Thundersprint Shootout with Parrish & Roberts

Saturday, December 3, 2011
MotoGP commentators Steve Parrish and Matt Roberts will rekindle their intense rivalry at the 2012 Thundersprint contest, set to begin May 12th in Northwich, Cheshire.

Dr. Frazier: Adventure Touring Candy Store

Friday, December 2, 2011
Our two-wheeled nomad satisfies his adventure sweet tooth by taking in the sights at a Horizons Unlimited Traveller’s Meeting in Cambria, California.

2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Gloves

Friday, December 2, 2011
MCUSA editors offer a helping hand this season with some of the most comfortable and effective gloves in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Gloves.

Countdown to World Ducati Week 2012

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Prepare for the biggest Ducati event of the year at the 2012 World Ducati Week at Misano circuit in Italy.

2012 AMA IWMC Set for July 26-29th in Nevada

Thursday, December 1, 2011
2012 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference set for July 26-29 in Carson City, Nev.

Zero Teams With NFL Greats to Help Children

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Zero Motorcycles trams with the NFL greats to help children succeed.

Richa Spirit Gear Available From Vega

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Four-Season Spirit apparel now available for riders in the US as Vega acquires exclusive US distribution of European-based Richa NV brand.