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Italy’s Malaguti Scooters on the Brink

Friday, April 29, 2011
Malaguti, one of the most historic brands in the Italian scooter industry, is on the brink of total ruin as the Bologna-based firm seeks a partnership to bail it out. One vested insider delivers his thoughts on the crisis.

Electric Superbike Racing: Brammo Part I

Friday, April 29, 2011
Our racetrack ringer gets the call from Brammo to compete in the TTXGP race at Infineon. Check out MotoUSA’s first impression of the Empulse RR racebike.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011
April 29th's Photo of the Week comes to use from Motorcycle USA Forums User RedDog and his wife Mamma Hen. Take a closer look at their unique perspective of Tennessee's Maggie Valley.

Kawasaki International Female Ride Day Promo

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Anyone considering a motorcycle purchase needs to visit an authorized Kawasaki dealership between May 6 and May 8, 2011 for a $250 savings opportunity for purchasers in conjunction with International Female Ride Day.

2012 Honda Gold Wing Quick Ride

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Motorcycle USA test rides the new and improved 2012 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. Find out what it is like to ride in this street bike review.

Memorable Motorcycle: MV Agusta 750S

Thursday, April 28, 2011
In this Memorable Motorcycle our correspondent shines a spotlight on MV Agusta's 750S - its shortcomings and unmistakable historic appeal.

Cardo Systems Half-Helmet Accessory Kit Peek

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Cardo Systems, announced today the availability of its new Audio & Microphone Kit for Half-Helmets.

Bonhams Easter Auction Nets £2 Million

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Bonhams’ annual sale of Collectors’ Motorcycles in Stafford on Easter Sunday, 24th April once more demonstrated the strength of the motorcycle market with a sales total of £2 million.

AMA Get Out and Ride Smart Week

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The final week of the AMA's Get Out And Ride! Month promotes rider training and the use of appropriate riding gear to help ensure that every ride is enjoyable and safe.

AMA Offers Premier Benefits for Less

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is now offering loyal customers added benefits with the option of a new membership category: AMA Life Member Plus.

2011 Q1 Motorcycles Sales Up 7%

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The downward motorcycle sales trend finally rebounds, with MIC sales data reporting a 7% increase for the first quarter of 2011.

2012 BMW K1600GT First Ride

Monday, April 25, 2011
Climb on with MotoUSA as we take the all new 2012 BMW K1600GT Sport Touring motorcycle for a ride through the wine country of South Africa.

Every Day is Earth Day on a Motorcycle

Friday, April 22, 2011
As Earth Day 2011 takes place the AMA announces the tremendous environmental benefits which exist using a motorcycle for travel and commuting.

2011 Ducati Monster 796 Project Part 2

Friday, April 22, 2011
For the second part of our Project Ducati Monster 796, Motorcycle USA wanted to continue to test the bikes feasibility as an entry level bike by taking the MSF RiderCourse and adding a few upgrades.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 22, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011
April 22nd's Photo of the Week comes to us from the tropical paradise of Maui and Motorcycle USA Forums User Gammaqueen.

Motorcyclist Fatalities Down 2% in 2010

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Motorcyclist fatalities declined by at least 2 percent in 2010, according to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

MotoQuest Endorses Schuberth C-3 Helmet

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Schuberth North America has struck a new partnership with MotoQuest, a leading international motorcycle rental and adventure company.

2011 Honda CB1000R First Ride

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Another European model makes tracks for the States, with Honda importing its new CB1000R. MotoUSA takes a spin on the naked literbike streetfighter.

U.S. Lawmakers Focus on Motorcycle Safety

Monday, April 18, 2011
U.S. lawmakers want a federal traffic safety agency to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education in hopes to increase motorcycle safety.

Rider Insurance Promotes Moto Safety Month

Monday, April 18, 2011
In recognition and support of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Rider Insurance will be giving away hundreds of dollars a day in motorcycle safety apparel and motorcycle training courses throughout May on Facebook.

2010 Honda Gold Wing Long Term Review 2

Sunday, April 17, 2011
Read our long-term assessment of Honda’s Gold Wing motorcycle our second review of this luxury tourer.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 15, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011
April 15th's Photo of the Week comes to use from the great state of Utah and Motorcycle USA Forums User SMG. Take a closer look at the wonderful fall colors and a very nice Ducati.

Successful D-Store Grand Opening in Chicago

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dainese, the world’s leader in protective apparel for motorcycling, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, celebrated the Grand Opening of its third D-Store with appearances from Nicky Hayden and Kevin Schwantz.

Bell RS-1 Helmet Review

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Bell Helmet's RS-1 Helmet is the newest addition to the lineup for the historic helmet company. Read more about this mid-priced helmet in this Bell RS-1 Helmet Review.

Dr. Frazier's BMW R69S Adventure

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Dr. Gregory Frazier takes a ride on BMW's lesser known adventure bike the R69S through the rough out back of Colorado and takes on the famous Pikes Peak.

STM: Blowing Away the Cobwebs

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
MCUSA’s raving Brit delivers the view for the Donington World Superibke bleachers and demands pay up on a pre-season MotoGP wager involving his boy Crutchlow.

BMW Expands Customer Sports Program

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
BMW Motorrad is responding to the worldwide success of the BMW S 1000 RR by expanding its customer sports program.

AMA Get Out and Ride Together Week

Monday, April 11, 2011
April 11, marks the beginning of week two of the AMA Get Out and Ride! Month. And the theme -- "AMA Get Out and Ride Together! Week" -- is sure to resonate with hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists around the country.

Ducati Launches Diavel Experience Month

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Ducati North America has identified April as Diavel Experience Month, providing more test rides at dealerships across the country.

MSF Calls Attention to Distracted Drivers

Friday, April 8, 2011
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is encouraging all motorists to stop driving while distracted and supports an initiative to make April the national awareness month to combat it.

Honda Quake Recovery Update April 8

Friday, April 8, 2011
In the latest press release from Honda's president and CEO, Takanobu Ito, the company plans to resume production on April 11th, though only at 50%.

Backroad Ramblings: Magazine Addiction

Friday, April 8, 2011
In this edition our rambler reveals his addiction to magazines and the turmoil it’s brought upon the Giacchino household.

Dainese Chicago D-Store Grand Opening

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Dainese, the world’s leader in protective apparel for motorcycling, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, celebrates the Grand Opening of its third D-Store and first franchise in the USA.

Zero Motorcycles CEO Retires

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Another key figure leaves day-to-day operations at Zero Motorcycles with CEO Gene Banman retiring less than a month after founder Neal Saiki stepped down.

Backmarker: Nuclear Cowboyz Inception

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Backmarker makes its Motorcycle USA debut with motojournalist Mark Gardiner recounting the creation of perhaps the future of freestyle motocross – Micky Dymond’s one-of-a-kind Nuclear Cowboyz show.

Ducati Touts 68% Sales Increase for Q1 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011
Ducati North America announces surprising sales growth for the first quarter of 2011, with a 68% increase over the same period last year.