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STM: A Message to Motorcycle Manufacturers

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Our correspondent across the pond uncovers the truth about motorcycle 'spy pictures' and how advertising in the motorcycle industry is changing.

2011 Middleweight Adventure Touring Comparo

Monday, May 30, 2011
The Germans and the Brits square off for middleweight adventure touring supremacy with the 2011 BMW F800GS against the all-new 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 27, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011
This week Camchann takes the honors with his photo from Crater Lake, Oregon. In the moto-photo tip, Justin gives you three words to shoot by.

Lawmakers Reject Motorcycle-only Checkpoints

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Lawmakers back ban on funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints and instead want focus on motorcycle crash prevention.

Arai “Redefines” Open-Faced Helmets

Thursday, May 26, 2011
The brand new Arai XC series “redefines how open-face helmets are supposed to look—and protect,” according to the company. The most telling feature is the extended coverage of the lower jaw-cheekpad area that offers more facial coverage without sacrificing the traditional open feel of the helmets.

Arai, Icon Top J.D. Power Helmet Survey

Thursday, May 26, 2011
A J.D. Power and Associates report states that more people than ever are buying their motorcycle helmets online and that Arai and Icon top the list in the 'Motorcycle Helmet Satisfaction' survey.

Electric Superbike Racing: Brammo Part III

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Brammo completely dominated the electric field at the TTXGP opener at Infineon Raceway. Get the full scoop from the man behind the controls of the Brammo Empulse RR.

Fuel Economy Challenge at AMA Vintage Days

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Competition breeds excellence, and on July 22 at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, Motorcycle Hall of Famer Craig Vetter will challenge all comers to push the limits of motorcycle fuel economy.

Spy Shot: Honda New Mid Concept in Action

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The first action pics of Honda's New Mid Concept reveal what looks like a giant scooter sporting a pillion and full touring luggage.

Honda Crosstourer Spied Testing in Europe

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Take a look at Honda's expected adventure-touring mount, the V-Four-powered Crosstourer, spied testing in Europe last week.

Dual-Clutch Honda CBF Prototype Spied

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Spy photos have surfaced showing a possible entry-level Honda street bike making use of the company's dual-clutch technology.

World Champion Racer Joins MHoF

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Doug Polen will be inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the 2011 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Legends & Champions Weekend at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

Oklahoma Motorcyclists Support Ride for Kids

Monday, May 23, 2011
Tulsa’s second Ride for Kids honored 10 young brain tumor survivors and raised $13,065 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) on May 22.

Ducati Monster 1100EVO Showroom Premiere

Monday, May 23, 2011
Ducati North America is excited to announce the showroom premiere of the much-anticipated Monster 1100EVO, which will take place May 27-28.

Kymco to Provide Demos at AMA Vintage Days

Friday, May 20, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that KYMCO will bring its demo fleet of scooters and motorcycles to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 22-24, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 20, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011
Motorcycle USA Forums user Richard47 gets the nod for Photo of the Week for May 20, 2011. Also MotoUSA photo ace Justin Dawes dishes out his moto-photo tip of the week.

Dr. Frazier: Overland Expo

Friday, May 20, 2011
Dr. G explores the local motorcycle scene by attending the 2011 Overland Expo where adventure motorcycle attendees have been growing in number over recent years.

2011 Ducati Customized Monster Competition

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ducati North America invites Ducati owners to compete in the 2011 Monster challenge customization competition for a chance to win a dream Ducati experience to Bologna, Italy.

Rare 1954 AJS E95 Motorcycle Goes to Auction

Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Seventh Annual MIJ Online Job Fair

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com (MIJ) is proud to present its seventh annual Online Job Fair taking place May 16 – 31, 2011.

AMA Vintage Motorcycles Welcomes KTM

Thursday, May 19, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that KTM North America will be on location with its demo fleet at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 22-24, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

Kawasaki Opens U.S. Motorcycle Museum

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Kawasaki opens a new museum at its Irvine, California headquarters read more about it in this street bike feature.

Fred Fox Joins Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Parts Unlimited founder Fred Fox, will be inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the 2011 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Legends & Champions.

Ross Noble Celebrates Triumph's 500,000 Bike

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Comedy legend Ross Noble is touring Great Britain on Triumph’s 500,000th production bike – a Speed Triple. The ‘Sit Down Tour’ will take in England, Scotland and Wales in seven days beginning on Tuesday, May 24.

Honolulu PD Purchases BMW Motorcycles

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
For 12 years running, the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) has opted to purchase BMW police motorcycles for its 36-member Solo Motorcycle Detail.

2012 Kymco People GT 300i First Ride

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The newest model in the Kymco Scooter line is the People Gt 300i. See what MotoUSA Associate Editor Justin Dawes has to say about the large wheeled scoot in this first ride article.

NHTSA Updates Rules for Motorcycle Helmets

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
NHTSA has published an update that amends FMVSS No. 218, Motorcycle Helmets. The Final Rule amends certification labeling requirements and help consumers and law enforcement personnel distinguish between certified and uncertified helmets.

AGV Diesel Mowie Helmet Review

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
MotoUSA put the Diesel-designed AGV Mowie Helmet through its paces over the last few weeks while pounding out miles on scooters. Read on find out what we thought of this funky scooter lid.

Backroad Ramblings: Small Bore Scoots

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In the wake of global recession and soaring gas prices, our rambler uncovers the power of scooters in an industry that has shifted its focus from superbikes to beginner bikes.

Brammo Sweeps Round 1 of TTXGP Series

Monday, May 16, 2011
Brammo dominated the Infineon round of the 2011 TTXGP North American Championship series for electric motorcycles this weekend in Sonoma, California.

Tumi and Ducati Collaborate Shared Passion

Monday, May 16, 2011
Tumi, the leading international brand of premium travel, business, and lifestyle accessories, partners with Ducati to launch a new collection of bold, performance-driven travel and lifestyle accessories for fall 2011.

Husqvarna Confirms 900 Twin Project

Monday, May 16, 2011
Husqvarna has publicly confirmed its development of a 900cc Twin with assistance from parent company BMW. But what kind of street-going Husky can riders expect?

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC First Ride

Monday, May 16, 2011
MotoUSA gets its first taste of the new and highly anticipated 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC adventure touring motorcycle.

2011 LeoVince Grape Crusher Ride

Friday, May 13, 2011
Motorcycle USA and LeoVince exhaust take a spin through some of the Bay area’s finest roads in its annual Grape Crusher ride.

Success for International Female Ride Day

Friday, May 13, 2011
Last Friday, May 6th, thousands of female riders around the world celebrated the 5th International Female Ride Day and took their motorcycle or scooter to – 'Just Ride!'

AMA Vintage Days Features Kawasaki

Friday, May 13, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. will be celebrated as the 2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Marque of the Year, July 22-24, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Ducati's All Roads Lead to Pikes Peak

Friday, May 13, 2011
Ducati North America is pleased to announce the details of its “All Roads Lead to Pikes Peak” owners gathering’ the inaugural Ducati event to support the Spider Grips racing team at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 13, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011
This week's MotoUSA Photo of the Week comes to us from Skyhawk04kilo and his rock steady camera skills. In the weekly moto-photo tip, our resident photo pro shows you how to get your timing just right.

Phil Schilling to Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 12, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the first member of the class of 2011: Phil Schilling, one of motorcycling's most accomplished journalists and an expert race tuner who set the early mark for Ducati's on-track success in America.

Roehr Introduces 2011 eSuperSport

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Roehr Motorcycles is pleased to introduce a significant milestone in production electric motorcycles, the all new 2011 Roehr eSuperSport.

AMA News and Notes June 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
American Motorcycle Association comes out with the next edition of News and Notes for June 2011.

Genuine Scooters Recapitalization Deal

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Investment banking firm Livingstone Partners LLC has announced the recapitalization deal for the Chicago-based Genuine Scooters.

Electric Superbike Racing: Brammo Part II

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The MotoUSA Brammo electric racing project faced some motor issues last time around. Could the Brammo crew turn it around with week prior to the big event? Read part II of MotoUSA’s electric superbike racing project and find out.

2012 Kymco Downtown 200i First Ride

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Kymco has added a smaller 200cc version of the already popular Downtown scooter. Associate Editor Justin Dawes spent two days in the southern port city of Charleston, South Carolina, putting the new scoot through its paces.

MC Life: Tim Kang

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
MotoUSA chats with star T.V. actor Tim Kang about his love for street bikes, MotoGP racing and life away from the big screen.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - May 6, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011
This week a technically composed landscape shot by MotoUSA forums user Wisart took the top honors in the Photo of the Week. Read on to learn more about his photo and to get a new moto-photo tip.

Scorpion Introduces iPad/iPhone Application

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Scorpion catalog & social networking links now on tap with new Scorpion iPad/iPhone Application.

Salt Addiction: Swiss Performance Racing

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Our speed racer gets the latest word on Ruedi Steck's bio-powered streamliner project while visiting the Swiss Performance/Swiss Moto Motorcycle Trade Show in Zurich.

RS Taichi Delta Riding Shoe

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Just in time for the summer riding season, RS Taichi's Delta riding shoe kicks it up a gear with an array of cool colors in a lightweight, mesh construction that offers flow-through ventilation.

Backmarker: Indian Reborn Yet Again

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
This month’s Backmarker focuses on the historic American marque Indian – the prestigious origins, messy recent past and its potential future under the guidance of new owner, Polaris Industries.

Legends & Champions Return to Las Vegas

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The AMA Legends & Champions Weekend features history's motorcycling legends, today's amateur champions and collectible motorcycles of every genre.

New Brammos Feature 6-speed Drivetrain

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Brammo Inc. announces two new model lines, including off-road oriented electric motorcycles, all featuring a new 6-speed transmission.

Motorcycle Awareness is Center Stage in May

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reminds all road users that May marks Motorcycle Awareness Month.

Total Control Riding Offers Licensed Course

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Total Control Training Intermediate Riding Clinic Accepted as a License-Waiver Course in Maryland and Arizona.

House Resolution 239 Affects Motorcycle Laws

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Federal lawmakers oppose state lobbying by safety agency introducing House Resolution 239 that would focus the agency efforts on motorcycle crash prevention as the first step in motorcycle safety.

STM: TT3D - Closer to the Edge Review

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Our man Melling, with his intimate knowledge of the TT, reviews the hottest motorcycle documentary out right now, TT3D - Closer to the Edge.

MIC Range Protocol for Electric Motorcycles

Monday, May 2, 2011
Consumers looking for consistent and accurate information about the real-world riding range of electric on-highway motorcycles may soon find help from a new procedure developed by the Motorcycle Industry Council.

International Female Ride Day

Monday, May 2, 2011
Women riders around the world will get on their motorcycles or scooters to celebrate the fifth International Female Ride Day.

2011 Triumph Speed Triple First Ride

Monday, May 2, 2011
For 2011 the Speed Triple 1050 gets a complete redesign. Motorcycle USA tosses a leg over to see if it's worthy of serious canyon carving fun and knee-down antics at the track.