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2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 First Ride

Monday, March 31, 2014
Returning to the US after a multi-year hiatus, the 2015 Aprilia Caponord 1200 is designed to make a splash in the popular adventure-touring market.

Gear Up: RSD Slip-Ons & AltRider Pillion Rack

Friday, March 28, 2014
Check out new Roland Sands Design Slip-On Mufflers for Harley-Davidson touring mounts, an AltRider Pillion Rack for the Tenere and more.

Tucker Rocky/Biker's Choice to Merge with MAG

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tucker Rocky/Biker's Choice have announced today it has agreed to merge with Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG). The sole shareholder of Tucker Rocky/Biker's Choice will become the majority shareholder of the combined company.

2014 Honda CTX1300 First Ride

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Part cruiser, part touring bike – Honda’s new-age CTX1300 hopes to attract riders from both disciplines with its worry-free handling and impeccable engine dynamic.

Yamaha's New "RevStation" Microsite

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Yamaha's new microsite, "RevStation," is generating interest for two new models set to be released in 2014, the Tricity scooter and an as-yet-unnamed model. Perhaps the R25?

REV'IT and RawHyde Adventures Team Up

Monday, March 24, 2014
REV'IT has signed on as a partner in RawHyde Adventures' "World of Adventure."

Honda NM4 Vultus Concept First Look

Friday, March 21, 2014
Honda debuts a new scootercycle concept model, the NM4 Vultus, which Big Red states is planned for production.

Wulfsport Kit Bag Review

Friday, March 21, 2014
If you're looking for a bag big enough to fit all your racing gear and then some, check out the Wulfsport Kit Bag.

Gear Up: Vance & Hines Crankshaft & More

Friday, March 21, 2014
This installment of Gear Up features the Vance & Hines Pro Stock/Pro Mod Billet Crankshaft, Thor Hero Goggles, Mustang Seats Saddlebag Lid Covers and more.

Backmarker: My "American Pickers" Moment

Thursday, March 20, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker recalls an American Pickers moment, which includes a chance encounter at a bar, an innocuous country barn and a trove of old, obscure motorcycles.

STM – MotoGP Rules Update Rumors

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
It’s April Fools, almost… Our man Melling gives a rather tongue-in-cheek prediction about forthcoming MotoGP rule changes, including the esoteric algebra that will calculate appropriate rider performance handicaps and airtime.

Weise Avance Riding Suit Review

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Weise Avance Riding suit features the highest quality construction and materials, but is it more than the average rider wants or needs?

Blue Waves Campaign Yosemite Ride

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Blue Waves Campaign is organizing a ride from San Francisco to Yosemite to help support the Lake Hovsgol Park Rangers in Mongolia. All proceeds from the event go to funding motorcycles and gear for the rangers.

Win VIP Weekend at Thundersprint 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014
Pole Position Travel, Donington Park Circuit and Thundersprint have joined together to offer a VIP weekend at the 2014 Thundersprint.

Shuberth Expands SR1 Race Helmet Line

Monday, March 17, 2014
Shuberth announces the arrival of new graphics and colorways for its premium racing helmet, the SR1.

Memorable Motorcycle: XT660Z Tenere

Monday, March 17, 2014
Our man Melling reviews a popular bike that Adventure-Touring crazed Americans can’t ride, and have likely never heard of, Yamaha’s prolific XT660Z Tenere.

Gear Up: Giant Loop Bag & Scorpion Jacket

Friday, March 14, 2014
Check out this installment of Gear Up to see Giant Loop's new Buckin' Roll Tank Bag, Scorpion's Clutch Leather Jacket, AltRider's Hemisphere Soft Panniers and more.

BMW Recall for Side-Stand Switch Defect

Thursday, March 13, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for certain 2013 mode-year BMW motorcycles due to a potential issue with the side-stand switch.

Zero US and Dutch E-Mobility Initiative

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Zero Motorcycles has announced that it has joined the Coast to Coast e-Mobility Initiative to cooperate and develop the US and Dutch e-Mobility market.

Dr. Frazier's Vespa Adventure Ride

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Dr. Frazier decides to up the adventure ante with a 300-mile loop through the jungles of Thailand aboard a 1964 Vespa scooter.

BMW February 2014 and YTD Sales Up

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
BMW Motorrad achieved increased sales in February 2014, contributing to higher year-to-date figures compared to the same period in 2013.

Tour the High Andes and Deep Amazon

Monday, March 10, 2014
Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental & Tours has a new motorcycle adventure available; the High Andes, Deep Amazon Tour.

Recall: 2013 CB500 & CBR500 Motorcycles

Friday, March 7, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice for certain 2013 model-year Honda CB500F, CB500X and CBR500R motorcycles.

John McGuinness Joins Thundersprint 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014
Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness has joined the line-up for Thundersprint 2014.

Gear Up: AltRider Luggage Rack & Corbin Seat

Friday, March 7, 2014
Check out the AltRider luggage rack for Suzuki V-Strom 650 and 1000, Corbin's new seat for the BMW F800GS Adventure and more in this installment of Gear Up.

Four New MSF Courses Available on iTunes U

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Four new Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses are now available, for free, on iTunes U.

New Partnership for Leo Vince & Sito

Thursday, March 6, 2014
LeoVince USA has announced that The Adler Group has entered into a new strategic partnership with Promet SP.Zo.o., a longtime manufacturer of LeoVince and Sito exhausts and components.

2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES First Look

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Yamaha updates its Super Tenere adventure-touring platform and up-spec SE variation with electronic suspension.

2015 Yamaha SR400 First Look

Thursday, March 6, 2014
After years of waiting, Yamaha finally delivers a fresh (to the U.S. market) entry-level street bike with its Japanese-built 2015 SR400.

Backmarker: Ulrich's 'Triple Crown'

Thursday, March 6, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker speaks to John Ulrich about his as-yet-to-be-named west-coast American road race series, which has already attracted the attention of a number of major AMA SuperBike teams.

Retro Ride: 1984 Honda VF1100S

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The 1984 Honda V65 Sabre, or VF1100S features superbike power, top-line comfort and convenience features, low-maintenance requirements and edgy styling. They're still a joy to ride to this day, if you can find one in good condition.

Zero & Scot Harden Receive 2014 AMA Award

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Zero Motorcycles and Scot Harden, Vice President of Marketing for Zero, have received the AMA Bessie Stringfield Award for helping to introduce motorcycling to new or underserved markets.

2015 Ducati Diavel First Look

Monday, March 3, 2014
Ducati updates its Diavel for the 2015 model year, with the Italian devil sourcing a more powerful version of the Testastretta 11 engine as well as styling updates.

New Docuseries "The Bikers" Spring 2015

Monday, March 3, 2014
FourPoints Television Productions, creators of "The Aviators" has announced its latest docuseries, "The Bikers" set for release during spring of 2015.

New SAE Protcol: E-Motorcycle Top Speed

Monday, March 3, 2014
SAE International has adopted a new top speed test based on protocol developed by the Motorcycle Industry Council's Electric Vehicle Subcommittee.

2014 Ural Motorcycles First Look

Monday, March 3, 2014
Ural makes major changes to its 2014 line-up including new Electronic Fuel Injection, updated braking systems and improved steering.

2014 Ducati Multistrada S Pikes Peak Review

Monday, March 3, 2014
The Ducati Multistrada gets sleeker, as MotoUSA takes a spin on the Multistrada S Pikes Peak version.