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Backmarker: Lessons from Senna & Cosmos

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker reflects on the tragic death of Ayrton Senna 20 years ago, as well as the cosmic talents of MotoGP's reigning champion - Marc Marquez.

2014 Q1 Motorcycle Sales Stagnate YOY

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
MIC sales data reveals virtually no change in new motorcycles sales year-over-year through the first quarter of 2014.

Learning to Ride: Buying a Used Motorcycle

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Many new riders decide to buy a used motorcycle when starting out, but finally making the purchase can be daunting. Check here for a story of buying used and some confidence-inspiring tips.

Reader Rides: Somewhere in Virginia

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
One MotoUSA reader reflects on the road in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park that left him breathless as a new rider and continues to inspire him to this day.

Dr. Frazier Offers Free Adventure Seminar

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
On Tuesday May 6, 2014 Dr. Gregory Frazier will offer a free motorcycle adventure riding seminar in Trinidad, Colorado.

MedjetAssist Motorcycle Awareness Promotion

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
MedjetAssist advocates for motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

AMA Member Claims Super Tenere Sweepstake

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
An American Motorcyclist Association member claims the Yamaha Super Ténéré that was won in 2013 AMA Membership Sweepstakes.

Thundersprint 2014 Preview

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thundersprint 2014 is nearly upon us, and with the likes of John McGuinness, Scott Redding, Sam Lowes, Sammy Miller and Jim Redman on the guest lost, it's poised to be a fun and memorable weekend.

Single Track Mind: Interesting Times

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Our man Melling goes on ranting and raving again about global warming, Health & Safety bureaucrats and his idol Mike Hailwood – as well as continuing to prophesy about Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

Barber Named World's Largest MC Museum

Friday, April 25, 2014
The Barber Museum has been named the "World's Largest Motorcycle Museum" by Guinness World Records.

ICON 1000 Airframe Statistic Helmet Peek

Friday, April 25, 2014
ICON has added a bold new graphic to its ICON 1000 Collection, the Airframe Statistic.

MSF Hosting Seriously Fun Safety Fair

Thursday, April 24, 2014
The MSF is hosting a seriously fun Safety Fair for Southern California motorcyclists.

Shorai, Inc. Partners with KIMPEX of Canada

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Shorai LFX Batteries announces a partnership with KIMPEX a Canadian motorcycle parts distributor

Earth Day a Celebration of Motorcyclists' Values

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association is highlighting three core values that all its members share as Earth Day is celebrated in 2014.

ICON 1000 Vigilante Jacket Review

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The ICON 1000 Vigilante Jacket is a leather and textile combination that has a subtle look and plenty of vintage style.

EPA Acknowledges Ethanol Damages Engines

Monday, April 21, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has publically acknowledged that ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines.

Memorable Motorcycle: Yamaha TZ750A

Monday, April 21, 2014
Our man Melling delves back into Daytona lore to feature one of the most memorable bikes in racing history – Gene Romero’s Daytona-winning Yamaha TZ750A.

314th CSSB Motorcycle Safty Training Day

Friday, April 18, 2014
The 314th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted a motorcycle safety day at Nellis Air Force Base Reserve Center April 5, 2014.

TomTom Official Device of EagleRider Tours

Friday, April 18, 2014
TomTom has entered a partnership with EagleRider to rent Tom Tom navigation devices with all motorcycle and scooter rentals in the United States.

Gear Up: SW MOTECH Hawk Lights & More

Friday, April 18, 2014
This installment of gear up features the Pro Pad Inc. Goldwing Antenna Flag Mount, SW MOTECH Hawk LED Lights, Race Tech shocks and more.

Mike Kidd Sports Agency Launched

Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Mike Kidd Sports Agency is proud to announce the launch of a new sports marketing agency specializing in all forms of the powersports industry.

Backmarker: TT Rider James Hillier

Thursday, April 17, 2014
MotoUSA’s Backmarker, a former Isle of Man TT rider himself, chats with one of the rising stars in the ‘real roads’ course ranks – Englishman James Hillier.

Drivers Privacy Act Now Includes Motorcycles

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The language of the Drivers Privacy Act has been revised to protect data collected by devices on all motor vehicles, including motorcycles.

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure First Ride

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
BMW adds the water-Boxer updates to its R1200GS Adventure for 2014, and MotoUSA takes a spin on the dirt and street in Arizona’s high desert terrain for a first ride review.

Dr Frazier: MXGP & Grasshoppers

Friday, April 11, 2014
After a friendly debate over the parameters of what makes a "real motorcycle adventure," Dr. Frazier heads to the 2014 MXGP in Thailand to see what real dirt riding is all about.

Gear Up: Atlas Brace & Shuberth SR1 Helmet

Friday, April 11, 2014
This installment of Gear Up looks at the Atlas Carbon Neck Brace, new Shuberth SR1 Stealth Race Helmets, Barkbusters Blizzard Handguards and more.

2014 BMW R1200RT First Ride

Thursday, April 10, 2014
BMW updates its Reise-Tourer with the liquid-cooled Boxer Twin, cush electronic aids and ergonomic revisions. MotoUSA takes a spin on the redesigned R1200RT.

Revive Your Ride Spring 2014 Giveaway

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Revive Your Ride! Spring 2014 giveaway starts April 15, with a grand prize of $5000 and more.

2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES First Ride

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Has Yamaha addressed any of the squawks on its Super Tenere adventure-touring motorcycle? We hit the road and then detoured off it to find out.

BMW Sets All Time Sales Record in March 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
BMW Motorrad set the highest recorded monthly sales in the company's history in March 2014.

Carducci Dual Sport Sportster Conversion

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Carducci Dual Sport converts 1993-2003 Harley-Davidson Sportsters into full-blown dual-sport adventure bikes.

CurbNinja App Helps Motorcyclists Find Parking

Friday, April 4, 2014
CurbNinja utilizes crowd sourcing to help motorcyclists in urban areas find the best and safest places to park.

MSF Updates Basic Rider Course Curriculum

Friday, April 4, 2014
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation launched its updated Basic Rider Course curriculum at the Johnson County Community College motorcycle safety-training site in Overland Park, Kansas.

2015 Ducati Diavel First Ride

Thursday, April 3, 2014
The 2015 Ducati Diavel remains a head-turner, even in uber-rich Monte Carlo, thanks to a facelift, some engine refinements and rider amenity updates.

NHL, Mark Messier Team with Can-Am Spyder

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Can-Am had a little fun with NHL legend Mark Messier and is teaming up with the league to present one lucky winner an NHL-branded Can-Am Spyder as part of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge.

Brammo Announces Motorcycle Lease Program

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Brammo has announced a motorcycle lease program for its Empulse and Empulse R motorcycles.

Backmarker: Exploring St. Louis' Vintage Scene

Thursday, April 3, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker stole away for a lunch in St. Louis and discovered an array of vintage motorcycle shops.

Arai Intros Pro Shade Visor System

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Arai Helmets announces its new innovative Pro Shade Visor System.

Erik Buell Racing Signs On for 2014 AIMExpo

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Erik Buell Racing has signed on to attend the 2014 AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida.