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2012 Motorcycle Sales Up 2.8% Through Q2

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The MIC estimates through the first half of 2012 are in with sales of new motorcycles reporting a 2.8% increase from 2011.

Backmarker at August Meet at the Ace Event

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
‘Riding Man’ author Mark Gardiner is to attend the ‘Meet at the Ace’ Vintage Motorcycle & Scooter Festival at America’s Car Museum, Aug. 24-26.

Cycle News Issue 30 Available

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The July 31, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Knoxville and Kansas City riders raise $101,000

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Ride for Kids events in Knoxville and Kansas City combined to raise $101,155 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) on July 29.

Saddlemen Seat Available for BMW GS

Friday, July 27, 2012
New Saddlemen Adventure Track Seats for 2012 BMW R1200GS.

Eric Bostrom Races Brammo at Laguna Seca

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Former AMA and World Superbike competitor Eric Bostrom returns to the Laguna Seca circuit, with the California native racing the Empulse RR.

Jimmy Ellis to AMA Hall of Fame

Thursday, July 26, 2012
1975 AMA Supercross Champion Jimmy Ellis to be inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

2009 KTM Duke 690 Project Bike Part 2

Thursday, July 26, 2012
The KTM Duke 690 project bike moves from its raw performance phase to focus on rider comfort and improving bike aesthetics.

Aprilia SR 50 SBK Replica Available in US

Thursday, July 26, 2012
The 2013 Aprilia SR 50 Biaggi SBK replica now available at U.S. dealerships.

Zero Names Richard Walker New CEO

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Zero Motorcycles recently named Richard Walker as Chief Executive Officer, completing the formation of the executive management team at Zero.

Sena Updates Bluetooth Motorcycle Headsets

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sena Technologies Inc. introduces a major firmware upgrade to its best-selling motorcycle bluetooth headset and intercom.

Accident Scene Management Course at IWMC

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference to include an Accident Scene Management Course.

Cycle News Issue 29 Available

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The July 24, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Fox Motion Elite Shoe Review

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Motorcycling and actions sports apparel brand, Fox, continues to expand into the casual and active wear scenes with its new Fox Racing Motion-Elite Shoes.

Explore the Hoh Rainforest in Washington

Monday, July 23, 2012
There's still time to register for the 2nd Annual Hoh Rainforest Ride in Washington State's Olympic National Park. The ride is set to begin August 24, 2012 and end on the 26th.

Marysville Ride for Kids Raises Over $61,000

Monday, July 23, 2012
Marysville Ride for Kids raises over $61,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Ride for Kids Mourns Loss of Dianne Traynor

Monday, July 23, 2012
Dianne Traynor, co-founder of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and the Ride For Kids motorcycle charity program, passed away Friday, July 20th, 2012 after a long illness.

California, Illinois Against Checkpoint Laws

Friday, July 20, 2012
California and Illinois recently took a stand against motorcycle-only checkpoints, enacting laws to ban and/or restrict the practice.

Supplemental HOF Vote for Nobby Clark

Thursday, July 19, 2012
The AMA Hall of Fame saga for Derek ‘Nobby’ Clark continues, with the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation conducting a supplemental vote for the inclusion.

2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike Part 2

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Motorcycle USA’s KLR650 project bike gets another round of aftermarket updates, including touring-friendly seat and windscreen, as well as some crash protection.

Audi AG Appoints New Ducati Board

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Following the successful acquisition of Ducati Motor Holding by Audi AG, Audi has appointed new Ducati Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Salt Addiction: The Big 5-0

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Celebrating Salt Addiction post number 50, the world’s fastest rider, Rocky Robinson, reflects on the ride so far.

Ohlins Offers Quarterly ‘Performance’ E-Zine

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Öhlins Racing AB, Sweden, launches a “Performance” Quarterly Webzine.

J&P Supports National Motorcycle Museum

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
J&P Cycles helps to support the National Motorcycle Museum through regular donations and collaborative work.

Zero to Showcase 2012 Line-Up at Laguna Seca

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Zero Motorcycles will return to the 2012 MotoGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to showcase the entire line of 2012 models available. Demo rides will also be available.

GE Capital to Provide Financing to Brammo

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
GE Capital has agreed to provide inventory financing to Brammo Inc. to help support the expansion of its dealer network in the United States.

Cycle News Issue 28 Available

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The July 17, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

2012 Piaggio Fly 150 Scooter Review

Monday, July 16, 2012
An Italian-powered scooter made in China? Mr. Ets-Hokins explains while taking the freeway-legal Piaggio Fly 150 for a scoot around the Bay Area.

2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra & Strada 1st Look

Friday, July 13, 2012
Husqvarna borrows the BMW G650GS engine and puts an Italian spin on the 650 class with the TR650 Strada and TR650 Terra street and dual sport motorcycles.

MHOF Clarifies Reversal of Nobby Clark Nod

Friday, July 13, 2012
Statement and review of the 2012 Hall of Fame induction class.

Audi Boss Addresses Ducati Workers

Friday, July 13, 2012
Audi CEO addresses Ducati workforce as Antitrust Commission prepare to complete process.

Brammo Inc Secures 13 Million In Funding

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Brammo Inc., announced it has closed the first $13 million tranche of a $45 million Series C funding round designed to accelerate the company's development plans.

Dr. Frazier’s Continental Divide Ride

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Dr. G recounts his adventure riding escapades crossing the Continental Divide, which includes angry border guards, roving dogs and benevolent air compressor operators.

AMA News and Notes August 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The American Motorcycle Association brings you the next edidtion of AMA News and Notes for August 2012.

IMS Teams with Dealer Expo at Indy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Advanstar launches a new Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Indianapolis alongside the Dealer Expo.

Cycle News Issue 27 Available

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The July 10, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

BMW First Half Sales Even & Husqvarna Up

Monday, July 9, 2012
BMW Motorrad sales dropped slightly in the first half of 2012, down 2.3%, while its Italian subsidiary, Husqvarna, enjoys strong growth at 48%.

BIG DOG 2012 Ride Set for August 10-12

Monday, July 9, 2012
The 23rd Annual Running of the Dogs, otherwise known as the Big Dog Adventure Ride, is set to take place August 10-12, 2012.

2012 Women's Street Bike Shootout

Monday, July 9, 2012
The 2012 Women's Street Bike Shootout pitted five mid-sized bikes from four countries against one another in a host of categories, both subjective and objective, and the results are in!

Backmarker: Motorcyclepedia Museum

Thursday, July 5, 2012
This month our Backmarker tells the backstory of the Motorcyclepedia museum, run by the father/son team of Gerald and Ted Doering.

Zero Added to Made In The USA HOF

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Zero Motorcycles has been inducted into the "Made in hte USA" Hall of Fame.

2013 BMW F700GS & F800GS First Look

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
BMW retunes the middleweight line of GS adventure touring motorcycles with the newly classified 2013 F700GS and the more familiar F800GS.

Cycle News Issue 26 Available

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The July 3, 2012 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Alpinestars Summer 2012 Casual Apparel

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Check out Alpinestars latest casual motorcycle riding apparel for summer 2012.

2012 650 Adventure Touring Shootout

Monday, July 2, 2012
MotoUSA tests a trio of 650cc Adventure Touring motorcycles to see how these smaller displacement rides stack up for exploration on and off the pavement.

HOF Removes Derek Clark from 2012 Nominees

Monday, July 2, 2012
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame announces a change to the 2012 induction class.