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AMA Urges Bill Support of E15 Federal Analysis

Thursday, February 28, 2013
AMA is urging for support of the bill to require a federal agency to seek independent scientific analysis on the effects of 15 percent ethanol.

BMW Motorrad USA: "Feed Your Restless"

Thursday, February 28, 2013
BMW Motorrad USA announced the launch of the "Feed Your Restless" ad campaign, to help fuel the fire in riders restless to get back on the road.

Reservations Available for All Women Bike Tour

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The all-women motorcycle tour for Palm Springs is now taking reservations.

AMA Tells Congress More E15 Study Needed

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
American Motorcyclist Association tells Congress that more E15 study is needed.

Cross-Egypt Scooter Challenge

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Adventure riding, eight days through the sands of Egypt… on a 125cc scooter?! Follow one man’s entertaining journey through the Cross Egypt Challenge.

Day 1: Cairo to Alexandria

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Day 1 of the Cross Egypt Challenge saw riders go from Abdeen Palace, Cairo to Maritim Jolie Ville, Alexandria, a 274-kilometer trip.

Day 2: Alexandria to Marsa Matrouh

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On Day 2 the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge took riders along the Mediterranean Coast from Alexandria to Marsa Matrouh.

Day 3: Marsa Matrouh to Siwa Oasis

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Day 3 of the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge took riders off the beaten path from Marsa Matrouh to Siwa Oasis.

Day 4: Siwa Oasis to Desert Campsite

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge riders headed deeper into the desert on Day 4, riding from Siwa Oasis to a desert campsite 320 kilometers away.

Day 5: Desert Camp to Farafra Oasis

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Riders in the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge leave the desert camp for Farafra Oasis on Day 5.

Day 6: Farafra Oasis to Dakhla Oasis

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Day 6 of the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge took riders from Farafra Oasis to Dakhla Oasis.

Day 7: Dakhla Oasis to Kharga Oasis

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Day 7 of the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge saw riders encounter a number of checkpoints and other hang-ups on the road from Dakhla Oasis to Kharga Oasis.

Day 8: Kharga Oasis to Luxor

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Day 8 of the Cross Egypt Scooter Challenge marked the final leg of the adventure, taking riders from Kharga Oasis to the finish line in Luxor.

CA Lane Splitting Restriction Bill Withdrawn

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
California lawmaker withdraws the bill that would have restricted lane-splitting by motorcyclists.

PBTF Joanne Salcido New VP of Research

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
PBTF names Joanne Salcido VP of Medical Research and Family Support.

Ever Ride Over a Dam? Bull Shoals Dam Route

Monday, February 25, 2013
Ever ride over a dam? Try the scenic Bull Shoals Dam motorcycle route.

Zero Motorcycles Reveals iPhone, Android App

Monday, February 25, 2013
Zero Motorcycles releases its first ever motorcycle iPhone and Android app.

New TomTom Rider Navigation System

Monday, February 25, 2013
TomTom launches the TomTom Rider, a new navigation device for bikers.

Analysis of 2012 Chinese Motorcycle Industry

Friday, February 22, 2013
A summary analysis of the Chinese government’s reckoning of its domestic motorcycle industry, which sees even the big players struggling – while joint ventures and trikes show room for growth.

Maggie McNally AMA Chair Board of Directors

Friday, February 22, 2013
Maggie McNally has been elected chair of AMA Board Of Directors.

MCSS Bell Helmet Program Returns in 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013
Motorcycle-Superstore.com and Bell Helmets have teamed up once again to give select athletes Motorcycle-Superstore branded Bell Helmets in all of their races, making them eligible for more than $600,000 in bonus awards.

Backmarker: Mike "Fass Mikey" Vils

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Our Backmarker catches up with Mike "Fass Mikey" Vils, who has painted race bikes for legends, missile launchers for the government, and he even gave Gary Nixon's Suzuki a pair of pink nipples.

2013 BMW R1200GS Priced at $15,800

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
BMW announces surprising prices for its much-anticipated 2013 R1200GS – with the base $15,800 MSRP $350 less than its predecessor.

Rolo the Sheep Stars at Thundersprint 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013
Anglesey's most intelligent sheep, Rolo, is set to star at Thundersprint 2013.

2014 Yamaha Models to Appear at AIMExpo

Monday, February 18, 2013
Yamaha reveals plans to use the American International Motorcycle Expo to display its 2014 line up.

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda RC148

Monday, February 18, 2013
Our memorable motorcycle correspondent heralds the 124cc five-cylinder Honda RC148 – remembered fondly by three-time world champion Luigi Taveri, and less fondly by others...

Bell Helmets and Transions Optical Team Up

Friday, February 15, 2013
Bell Helmets and Transitions Optical bring adaptive face shield technology to Global Markets.

Poor Quality Bearings Prompts Triumph Recall

Thursday, February 14, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice for 2011-2012 model year Triumph Daytona 675, Street Triple, Thunderbird and Thunderbird Storm motorcycles owing to potentially poor quality wheel bearings.

2009 Yamaha YW125 Scooter Recall Notice

Thursday, February 14, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice due to a potential fuel pump problem with certain 2009 model year Yamaha YW125 (Zuma 125) scooters.

Dr. Frazier's Globe Killer KLR650 Part 4

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Dr. Frazier reaches 30,000 miles on his KLR650 and takes some time to give his bike some well needed maintenance after a number of North American rides.

MIC Swells Membership to Powersports Dealers

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Motorcycle Industry Council expands membership to powersports dealers.

New 2013 Zero Police and Security Motorcycles

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Zero Motorcycles announces the all new Zero Police and Security motorcycles.

EPA Wants Seperate E10 Pumps at Stations

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Federal agency wants separate E10 fuel pumps at certain gas stations that sell E15 ethanol-gasoline blend.

Progressive IMS to Invade Indianapolis

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Progressive International Motorcycle Shows to invade Indianapolis.

Free Motorcycle Helmet Laws App Aids Bikers

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Free motorcycle Helmet Laws App aids bikers on road trips.

Pierer on Husqvarna & KTM 390 Duke Plans

Monday, February 11, 2013
KTM CEO Stefan Pierer confirms the Duke 390 for the U.S. market and initial plans for the newly acquired Husqvarna brand.

Honda Reveals CTX700 Models for 2014

Friday, February 8, 2013
Honda reveals its new 2014 CTX model line, with the CTX700 and CTX700N sourcing the 670cc Parallel Twin and featuring Honda's optional Dual Clutch Transmission.

Backmarker: "Dharma Bum" Locke McCorkle

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Channeling his inner Kerouac, Motorcycle USA's Backmarer, Mark Gardiner, profiles the man who served as inspiration for Sean Monahan in "Dharma Bums," Locke McCorkle

Sena Bluetooth SPH10H-FM Helmet First Look

Thursday, February 7, 2013
A first look at Sena's Bluetooth Headset/Intercom for motorcycle half-helmets keeping riders tuned into their favorite FM stations.

Burly Stiletto Shocks Are Now Available

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Burly releases their Siletto Shocks for customers that want more stable rides even when the road is not perfect.

2013 Honda Gold Wing F6B First Ride

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
We take Honda's new blacked-out Wing for a ride, the 2013 Gold Wing F6B a lighter, quicker, and sharper handling version with sportier styling.

Ducati Honored at 2013 Amelia Island Concours

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Ducati has been named 'The Amelia's' 2013 Honored Motorcycle Marque.

Metzeler ME888 Marathon Ultra Introduced

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Metzeler's new ME888 Marathon Ultra high-mileage tire, also known as the "Triple 8," is suited for both wet and dry conditions and includes newly processed compounds and an updated structure.

Cycle News Vol. 50 Issue 5 Available

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The February 5, 2013 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Zero Motorcycles Rolls Out New Website

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Zero Motorcycles rolls out the new website as the 2013 models hit dealerships.

2012 US Motorcycle Sales Tally 452,386

Monday, February 4, 2013
The Motorcycle Industry Council reports 452,386 motorcycles sold for 2012 from its reporting brands, up 2.6% from the previous calendar year.

Emig Brand Ambassador for ODI

Monday, February 4, 2013
ODI welcomes Jeff Emig as a Brand Ambassador to their Marketing Team.

AMA News and Notes February 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013
American Motorcyclist Association keeps you updated on the legal issues surrounding the motorcycle industry with AMA News and Notes in this February 2013 edition.

Zero Motorcycles Names Top Dealer of 2012

Friday, February 1, 2013
Zero Motorcycles has named its top dealer of 2012, and the honor goes to Hollywood Electrics for the second year in a row.

'12 Ride for Kids Cancer Fight Raised 3.8 Million

Friday, February 1, 2013
Ride for Kids fights childhood brain tumors by raising $3.8 million in 2012.