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2011 Zero X First Ride

Thursday, March 31, 2011
We take the 2011 Zero X electric motorcycle for a test ride on trails around the company headquarters in Santa Cruz, California.

Contour Launches Camera Viewfinder App

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Contour announced the availability of its ConnectView card and Viewfinder App for iPhone and iPod touch. The ContourGPS camera is a hands-free video camera designed to capture location and HD video.

SENA Bluetooth Motorcycle Headset Review

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
With the newest Bluetooth technology staying connected all the time is easy, even on a motorcycle. We put the SENA SMH10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset and Intercom to the test.

Single Track Mind: Blues Beating Bikes

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Amidst the doom and gloom of a soggy English winter, Mr. Melling brings good tidings of great joy as another riding and road racing season dawns.

Kawasaki USA Fundraiser for Japan

Sunday, March 27, 2011
After not sustaining any damage from the Japan earthquake, Kawasaki Heavy Industries will continue its operations in Akashi while U.S.-based Kawasaki entities are collecting donations from its employees.

Countdown to AMA Get Out and Ride Month

Friday, March 25, 2011
The AMA Get Out and Ride Month is kicking into gear on April 1st with a list of riding activities across the country.

2011 Zero MX First Ride

Friday, March 25, 2011
Electric motorcycle development gets a jolt with the 2011 Zero MX. This battery-powered dirt bike has seen updates across the board to make it easier to own and better on the track.

Ducati Announces Multistrada Travel Experience

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Ducati announces the 2011 schedule for its Multistrada Travel Experience, an incredible series of motorcycle tours all over the world for passionate riders.

Memorable MC: Triumph Thunderbird 650

Thursday, March 24, 2011
This month’s Memorable Motorcycle harkens back to the post-war era, when GIs returned home and forked over mustering pay for sleek rides like the Triumph Thunderbird.

Honda Motorcycle Production Back March 28

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Honda announces motorcycle production will resume at its Kumamoto Factory starting on Monday, March 28.

Powersports Industry Supports Japan Relief

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Three powersports industry associations today joined forces to provide financial assistance to the relief efforts currently underway in Japan.

Why Scooter Sales Rise with Gas Prices

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
It's accepted that scooter sales rise with the price of gas, but how much of that bump is fueled by media hype?

Dainese 2011 Street Collection First Look

Monday, March 21, 2011
Dainese hosted an event at its Orange County D-Store to showcase the 2011 Street Collection. Motorcycle USA was on the scene to get the scoop on all the new gear.

Honda Production Hold Extends to March 23

Friday, March 18, 2011
Honda will extend its current production shutdown at key facilities, including its motorcycle-producing Kaumamoto factory, until March 23, due to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

IOM TT Book Riding Man Available on Kindle

Thursday, March 17, 2011
The autobiographical Riding Man, which chronicles motojournalist Mark Gardiner’s participation in the famed Isle of Man TT, is now available on the Kindle.

Zero Motorcycles Gets $26 Million Investment

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Zero Motorcycles announced it has raised $26 million in additional financing from its investor group, led by Invus, LP. The financing closed on March 3rd, 2011 with $17 million invested and the potential for an additional $9 million over the coming months.

Salt Addiction: Jon Amo

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Jon Amo the 200 MPH Club Man of the Year in 2009, a land speed racing enthusiast and creator of landracing.com. The world's fastest rider, Rocky Robinson, brings us Jon's story.

AMA Announces April Get Out and Ride Month

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The AMA is celebrating April as "AMA Get Out and Ride! Month." There's no better way to rekindle America's ongoing love affair with two (or three)-wheeled wonders than a month-long ridefest.

South Texas Motorcycle Show Hits San Antonio

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The 8th Annual South Texas Motorcycle and Classic Car Show takes over the Freeman Expo Hall, Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20 in San Antonio.

Japanese Motorcycle Industry Assess Damage

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan have crippled the country’s automotive industry, with motorcycle manufacturers like Honda, Suzuki and Bridgestone assessing the damage.

AMA News and Notes April 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association has released their latest news and notes for this month with some new issues facing motorcyclists.

2-3-4 Middleweight Street Bike Comparison

Monday, March 14, 2011
Three different engine configurations wrapped in a naked standard package battle it out in this middleweight street bike comparison review.

Suzuki Debuts Fuel-Cell Burgman in Europe

Friday, March 11, 2011
Suzuki's Burgman Fuel Cell scooter has gained Whole Vehicle Type Approval in the European Union – becoming the world’s first vehicle to gain approval for safe use on public roads without having to be inspected and tested individually.

Japanese Quake Shuts Down Production

Friday, March 11, 2011
The devastating 8.9 earthquake in Japan has shut down production, with one death and at least 30 injured at Honda facilities in Tochigi.

Dr. Frazier’s Flat Tire Repair Secrets

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Dr. G imparts years of wisdom on one Adventure-Touring’s peskiest problems, the dreaded flat tire.

Motus MST Tourer Public Debut at Daytona

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Alabama-based Motus Motorcycles will debut its direct-injected V-Four-powered sport-touring concepts to the public at Daytona Bike Week.

Cyclechex Achieves Global Penetration

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Cyclechex, the first and exclusive provider of online motorcycle history reports, has now achieved global penetration.

AMA News and Notes March 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association has released their latest news and notes for this month with some new issues facing motorcyclists.

2012 BMW K1600GTL First Ride

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Motorcycle USA takes a spin on the BMW K1600GTL during its press introduction in South Africa. Does the Inline Six Beemer live up to the hype?

New Schuberth C3W Women’s Helmet

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Schuberth North America announces delivery of the new C3W to select dealers across the U.S.A. and Canada.

Oakley 3D Glasses Get RealD Certified

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Oakley announces its new 3D glasses have been officialy granted certification from the most widely used 3D cinema technology leader RealD Inc.

Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak Special Edition

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Ducati celebrates its 2010 Pikes Peak victory with a special edition Multistrada, featuring carbon fiber bits and pieces along with different paint scheme.

Ducati Spring Financing Ends March 31

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Ducati announces a special offer to kick-off the spring motorcycle season; Financing as low as 1.99% or up to $1,000.00 in store credit.

Jimmy Button’s M4M Cross Country Ride Week 1

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Jimmy Button and the Miles 4 Miracles crew have completed week one of their journey across the country that began February 20 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA and will end in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Paolo Timoni Out as Piaggio USA CEO

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Paolo Timoni has stepped down at President and CEO of Piaggio Group Americas, replaced by Piaggio Spain's general manager Miguel Martinez.

Founder Neal Saiki Leaves Zero Motorcycles

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Zero Motorcycles founder Neal Saiki is leaving his startup company to go back to an even more innovative project – human powered flight.

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Grows

Friday, March 4, 2011
The Congressional Motorcycle Caucus -- a bipartisan group that works to promote issues important to motorcyclists -- is gaining strength with the addition of new members.

Icon Patrol Waterproof Jacket Review

Thursday, March 3, 2011
A rainy, cold Oregon stormfront provided the perfect opportunity to test Icon's top-shelf foul weather riding gear, the Patrol Waterproof Jacket.

Bill Introduced to Block Motorcycle Checkpoints

Thursday, March 3, 2011
A federal lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from giving money to states and local jurisdictions for motorcycle-only checkpoints.

Ducati Reveals Rossi-Themed Monsters

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ducati starts cashing in on its biggest off-season acquisition, revealing the first Ducati models to be branded by The Doctor, Valentino Rossi.

Salt Addiction: Jennifer Robertson

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ever since her first motorcycle arrived under the Christmas tree Jennifer Robertson has been tearing up terrain in the search for speed.

Zero XU Tax Credit and Battery Update

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The headlining feature of the new street-legal Zero XU is its removable battery. But why will riders need to purchase an extra battery to qualify for a popular tax credit, and how much will it weigh and cost?

STM: India in GP - Welcome to the Future

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Our contributing correspondent sheds light on the India-based company, Mahindra, which has launched a MotoGP team under the assistance of Engines Engineering.

Zero Motorcycles XU First Look

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Zero adds to its 2011 lineup by one, bringing a street version of its off-road bike that features a removable battery pack and quick-charging option.