Drag site icon to your taskbar to pin site. Learn More

Past Articles Street Bike

Ener1 Batteries to Power Lightning Motorcycles

Friday, July 29, 2011
Ener1, Inc. announced a supply and distribution agreement with Lightning Motorcycles, the maker of the world’s fastest production electric motorcycle.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – July 29, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011
While Justin is off shooting crazy bastards at X Games 17 the rest of us get to sift through the Photos of the Week forum and give some of the older submissions a chance at redemption.

Ace 904S Thruxton Special Café Racer

Friday, July 29, 2011
Bearing the Ace Café branding, the Triumph Thruxton gets a high-performance overhaul for a trick cafe playbike.

Riders Rumble Through Woods for MDA

Friday, July 29, 2011
The Muscular Dystrophy Association kicks off the Tomahawk Fall Ride with the 2nd Annual Rumble Through The Woods Friday, September 16 2011.

Suzuki Introduces 'Suzuki NOW" Website

Thursday, July 28, 2011
American Suzuki Motor Corp. is pleased to announce the kickoff of a new website, 'Suzuki NOW,' a one-stop destination for customers who want quick, easy access to the latest Suzuki news, information, events and special offers.

Kawasaki Versys Pacific Coast Tour

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Motorcycle USA samples the Kawasaki Versys for a quick coastal run. See how the Twin-powered do-it-all serves as a touring rig.

MHoF Supporter Wins 1973 Z1 & 2010 Z1000

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Motorcycle Hall of Fame supporter has his dream bike. Scott Carey won a restored 1973 Kawasaki Z1, as well as a new Kawasaki Z1000, in the 2011 Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffle on Saturday, July 23.

Backroad Ramblings: Summer Night Cruise

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Our freelance rambler retaliates against the recent heat wave in New York by taking to the street at night in a biker-only cruise night.

Single Track Mind: Summer Thoughts

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
After witnessing the aging population of motorcycle enthusiasts in Europe our correspondent is encouraged to spread the gospel of motorcycling to future generations.

Ducati Sales Up 63% First Half of 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011
With the MIC reporting 2011 sales stagnant at 1.7% increase from 2010, Ducati North America has announced a jaw-dropping 63% rise in sales for the first half of 2011.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 22, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011
Colorado Randy's photograph of his FZ1 posed at Mary's Lake in Colorado is the MotoUSA Photo of the Week for July 22nd. J-Dawg's moto-photo tip is a simple method for making your shots larger than life.

Kane Friesen at AMA Vintage Days

Friday, July 22, 2011
Kane 'Insane' Friesen and his thrilling street extreme stunt riding will be entertaining at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days featuring Kawasaki, Marque of the Year, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, July 22-24.

2011 Q2 Motorcycle Sales Flatten

Friday, July 22, 2011
Motorcycle sales hold steady with 2010 numbers through the second quarter, as the 7.2% gain in Q1 drops to 1.7% in June.

MHoF Legend Kenny Roberts to be Honored

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Kenny Roberts will be honored as one of two Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends at the annual Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.

Backmarker: Flat Tracker Jason Griffin

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Jason Griffin may be an arm down on his competition, but the Carolina racer hits the AMA Flat Track circuits with plenty of heart.

Zero Motorcycles Showcased at Laguna Seca

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycle technology, today announced it will be in attendance for its third consecutive year at the 2011 MotoGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Electric Superbike Racing: Brammo Part IV

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Road racer Steve Atlas brings us up to speed on the latest testing Brammo has put its Empulse RR through in preparation for the next TTXGP race at Laguna Seca this weekend.

Conti Road Attack 2 Sport-Touring Tire

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Continental Tire offers the new Conti Road Attack 2 hyper sport-touring tire defining a new tire segment at the forefront of performance tire technology.

Salt Addiction: Shutter Speed

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
This month's edition of Salt Addiction takes a look at the unsung heroes of Land Speed Racing who capture history in the making through their photographs.

Shoei Donates Helmets to NMSF

Monday, July 18, 2011
The National Motorcycle Safety Fund’s Board of Trustees and the entire staff of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, wish to express their deepest and sincerest gratitude to Shoei Co., Ltd. for its extremely generous donation.

Aermacchi/H-D Heads to AMA Vintage Days

Monday, July 18, 2011
An Aermacchi/Harley-Davidson motorcycle will be on display at this year's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days featuring Kawasaki, Marque of the Year as a championship winning RR 250 at the July 22-24 event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 15, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
The MotoUSA Photo of the Week winner for July 15 is Wisart, who is now a two-time winner. Our resident photo guru Justin Dawes drops some science in his weekly moto-photo tip.

Metzeler Roadtec Interact Z8 Tire Review

Friday, July 15, 2011
We put the new Metzeler Roadtec Interact Z8 tire to the test on a damp day in the hills of Los Angeles.

AXO Freedom GT Waterproof Boots Review

Thursday, July 14, 2011
We spent an unusually long spring riding season inside the AXO Freedom GT Waterproof Boots. See what we like about these motorcycle boots in this gear review.

Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum in Photos

Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum is the largest collections of vintage and modern motorcycles in the world. Find out more about it in this photo essay.

Dr. Frazier: Adventurers to 'Girdle the Globe'

Thursday, July 14, 2011
In honor of the first motorcycle adventurists who traveled the globe in 1913, the Clancy Centenary Ride for 2012-2013 has been organized by Irish travelers Feargal O’Neill and Joe Walsh.

Zero Motorcycles to be Sold in Dealerships

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Zero Motorcycles, a leader in electric motorcycle development, announced its bikes will be available in eight dealerships as it transitions from an internet-based sales model.

Cholmondley Pageant of Power

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
For the first time the Cholmondley Pageant of Power will be held over three days and will include appearances from AMA Hall of Fame's Sammy Miller and World Superbike's Tom Sykes.

2012 Can-Am Spyder RS/RT First Look

Monday, July 11, 2011
Can-Am reveals several variations of its 2012 Can-Am Spyder, including the sport-oriented RS-version and the more touring-friendly Spyder RT.

GMG Moto Guzzi Returns to Mandello del Lario

Monday, July 11, 2011
The countdown begins for the new, highly anticipated edition of the Guzzi World Days, the most important global event dedicated to motorcycles and the legend of the Mandello del Lario Eagle.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 8, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011
This Friday's Photo of the Week is a killer action photo of Dean Wilson from forum user Spudrace. Check out his awesome photo and get this week's moto-photo tip.

BRP Unveils the Spyder Five

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Today Can-Am officially unveiled the Spyder Five: five riders of differing backgrounds who will crisscross North America on the Can-Am Spyder roadster.

BMW E-Scooter Prototype First Look

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
BMW debuts an electric-powered concept model with its E-Scooter prototype. Read more on the battery-powered BMW electric scooter.

MHoF Cheers Mungenast Family Sponsorship

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that the Mungenast Family/Classic Motorcycle Museum will be the title sponsor for the 2011 Dave Mungenast Memorial Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d'Elegance bike show.

Memorable MC: BSA A10 Golden Flash

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The iconic Thunderbird wasn’t the only 650 Twin rumbling out of Britain in the ‘50s and ‘60s. This month our vintage motorcycle expert examines the BSA A10 Golden Flash.

Icon Accelerant Waterproof Boot Review

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
We put Icon's Accelerant Waterproof Boot to the test on wet mountain roads and scorching desert heat. Read on to see how they held up.

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 First Ride

Monday, July 4, 2011
We spend two days riding through Southern California with the 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and a host of accessories for the new mid-size adventure touring motorcycle.

Husqvarna Nuda 900R Street Bike First Look

Friday, July 1, 2011
Husqvarna pulls the wraps off its 900cc Twin-powered street bike, which the Italian maker dubs the Husqvarna Nuda 900.

Brammo Starts Production in Hungary

Friday, July 1, 2011
Brammo announces it has begun European production at Flextronics facility in Sarvar, Hungary.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 1, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011
This Friday's Photo of the Week comes to us from BaasPro and his GoPro helemt camera. Take a look at how wide-angle lenses can add a wide-open feel to your moto-photos.