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MCUSA Editor Favorites 2013: Adam Waheed

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
MCUSA Road Test Editor Adam Waheed shares his favorite assignment and favorite ride of 2013.

MCUSA Editor Favorites 2013: Bart Madson

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Motorcycle USA's Managing Editor Bart Madson shares his favorite assignment and favorite ride of 2013.

MCUSA Editor Favorites 2013: Byron Wilson

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
MCUSA Associate Editor Byron Wilson shares his favorite assignment and favorite ride of 2013.

MCUSA Editor Favorites 2013: Justin Dawes

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Motorcycle USA Editor Justin Dawes shares his favorite bike and favorite ride of 2013.

Single Track Mind - Melling's Best of 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Our man Melling applies his sage motorcycling wisdom to the passing year in New Year's installment of Single Track Mind.

Best Adventure Motorcycle 2013: KTM 990 Adventure Baja

Friday, December 27, 2013
Adventure-Touring continues to be one of the hottest segments in motorcycling, featuring some of the most exciting new models in recent memory - but this year MotoUSA plays the contrarian.

Best Touring 2013: BMW K1600GTL

Friday, December 27, 2013
There were some intriguing additions to the motorcycle touring fold for 2013, but none with the ability to knock the BMW K1600GTL off the pedestal of Best Touring Bike of 2013.

Best Street Bike 2013: Ducati Multistrada S

Friday, December 27, 2013
Ostensibly an adventure-touring bike, the Ducati Multistrada excels on the street, so much so that MotoUSA taps it out at Best Street Bike of 2013.

Best Cruiser 2013: Moto Guzzi California

Friday, December 27, 2013
For three years running MotoUSA's Cruiser of the Year hails from Italia... That's right, for 2013 Moto Guzzi's redesigned California 1400 takes best Cruiser honors.

Motorcycle USA Best of 2013 Awards

Friday, December 27, 2013
Another riding season is in the books and once again it’s time for MotoUSA to take a look back at the year that was in our annual Best of Awards.

Honda Hawk GT: Born Before Its Time

Wednesday, December 25, 2013
In the late 80s Honda's Hawk GT developed a cult following amongst amateur and pro racers, but flopped on the sales floor. MotoUSA's contributing editor takes a closer look.

Learning to Ride: First Off-Road Ride

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
After logging plenty of road miles over the spring and summer of 2013, I head out on my first off-road adventure during the OMA Diamond Lake Dual-Sport ride.

2014 Honda Forza Scooter First Ride

Monday, December 23, 2013
MotoUSA puts the mid-sized 2014 Honda Forza scooter to the test all over Southern California backroads and interstates.

Yamaha Hosts Feed The Children Charity Event

Sunday, December 22, 2013
In what has become an annual tradition, the folks at Yamaha Motor Corporation hosted a holiday gathering outside its U.S. headquarters in Southern California

Gear Up: Ohlins Kits & TBR XP1000 Exhaust

Friday, December 20, 2013
Check out this edition of Gear Up for a look at new Ohlins Cartridge Kits for adventure bikes, Two Brothers Racing exhaust for the 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 and more.

Backmarker: Baker Gets Superprestigio Shot

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
MotoUSA’s Backmarker launched a one-man campaign to get AMA Flat Track champ Brad Baker invited to Marc Marquez’s Superprestigio as a dirt track charity race. And it worked!

Learning to Ride: Commuting

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
To get more comfortable and confident on two wheels, our LTR editor spent the spring and summer of 2013 commuting to work, with some helpful tips for the new rider.

STM: Christmas Gifts for Riding Partner

Monday, December 16, 2013
There are holiday gift guides, and then there are holiday gift guides penned by Our Man Melling – enjoy the read, but follow his advice at your own peril!

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Toys & Games

Friday, December 13, 2013
Gifts for old and young alike are included in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Toys and Games.

2013 Long Beach Progressive IMS Review

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Motorcycle USA was in SoCal last weekend to take in the 2013 Long Beach IMS where we checked out the latest motorcycles on the market, caught the Ultimate Builder Show, talked to Kerri Kasem from the Sixx Sense and plenty more.

Larry Little: 2013 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Larry Little has been named the 2013 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year.

Johnson Valley OHV Area Saved

Thursday, December 12, 2013
California's Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area won't be taken over by the military thanks to language included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Apparel

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Motorcycle USA has come across a wide variety of motorcycle apparel that would make great gifts this holiday season. Check out our suggestions in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Apparel.

Dr. Frazier Going Native Ride

Thursday, December 12, 2013
When in Rome… Dr. Frazier rides as the locals do, in Thailand, swapping massive Adventure bikes for the sub-150cc mounts that are ubiquitous in Southeast Asia. Just watch out for the cobras!

Speedway Racer Danny Becker Dies

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Speedway racer Danny Becker passed away after a nearly two-year long battle with esophageal cancer. He was 58 years old.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Luggage

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Motorcycle USA offers some ideas for motorcycle luggage this holiday season in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Luggage.

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 First Ride

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Suzuki has revamped and redesigned the 2014 V-Strom 1000. We journeyed to Spain to test Suzuki's first traction control equipped motorcycle.

Nearly 200 Exhibitors Ready for AIMExpo

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Nearly 200 exhibitors have committed to the second annual American International Motorcycle Expo.

CMC Group to attend Thundersprint 2014

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
CMC, the Midlands largest motorcycle dealer group brings the Yamaha Experience to Thundersprint 2014.

Nuviz Ride:HUD System Kickstarter Campaign

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Nuviz is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of its Ride:HUD Heads Up Display system for motorcycle riders.

BMW Motorrad Sales Up for November 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
BMW Motorrad notched worldwide growth in November 2013 in one of its best sales years ever.

KTM Claims Biggest Sales Growth in 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
KTM claims to be the fastest growing motorcycle company in the United States for 2013.

Mr. Vinh - Vietnam's Motorbike King

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Motorcycles dominate transportation in Vietnam, and one vintage bike collector stands above the rest.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Tools

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Motorcycle USA knows the value of a well stocked garage and tools can make a great holiday gift for the motorcyclist in your life. Check out our motorcycle tool selections in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Tools.

2013 Touring Motorcycle Gift Guide

Monday, December 9, 2013
Motorcycle touring often benefits from some additional pieces of gear and Motorcycle USA offers some of its favorites in the 2013 Touring Motorcycle Gift Guide.

2013 Cruiser Motorcycle Gift Guide

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Motorcycle USA offers some ideas on what to get the open-road loving cruiser in the 2013 Cruiser Motorcycle Gift Guide.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Gloves

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Why not give the motorcyclist in your life a new set of riding gloves this holiday season? See some of Motorcycle USA's favorites in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Gloves.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Pants

Friday, December 6, 2013
Motorcycle USA wants to make shopping for the motorcyclists in your life easier this holiday season. Check out our suggestions for riding pants in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Pants.

2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS First Ride

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Kawasaki is hungry for a bigger slice of the streetfighter pie with its updated-for-2014 Z1000 ABS. We take it for a spin on the streets of LA.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Boots

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Keep your favorite motorcyclist's feet safe this year with a new pair of riding boots. See Motorcycle USA's suggestions for the perfect gift in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Boots.

The Triumph Gaffer’s Dodgy Double Life

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Embezzlement, bigamy, decadent luxury, a man eaten by tiger… a strange double life of one figure in British motorcycle history.

Genuine Buddy 170i Scooter Review

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Our scooter scribe takes Genuine’s beefier 170 scoot, the Buddy 170i, over the hills, surface streets and freeways of San Francisco.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Jackets

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Motorcycle USA presents the 2013 Gift Guide to motorcycle jackets.

2013 Birmingham Bike Show Report

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Mr. Melling heads to the 2013 Birmingham Bike Show to get a look at some of the new machines destined for twisty roads in 2014.

2012 BMW K1600GT and GTL Recall Notice

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice for certain 2012 model year BMW K1600GT and GTL motorcycles due to a potential throttle control valve issue.

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Dirt Helmets

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Motorcycle USA offers suggestions for the off-road motorcyclist in your life in the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Dirt Helmets.

Backmarker: Marquez Revives Superprestigio

Monday, December 2, 2013
Marc Marquez is resurrecting the Superprestigio as a dirt track race. But can it really be "Super" without flat track's number one plate holder, Brad Baker?

2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide: Street Helmets

Monday, December 2, 2013
Motorcycle USA offers some gift ideas for the motorcyclist in your life this holiday season with the 2013 Motorcycle Gift Guide to Street Helmets.