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Road of Bones 2014: Week 4 Recap

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The road to Georgia finally opens, but other difficulties arise during the fourth week of the 2014 Compass Expeditions Road of Bones adventure tour.

2015 Polaris Slingshot First Ride Review

Sunday, July 27, 2014
The rumors are true - Polaris has built a three-wheeled roadster. With ABS, traction control, and an Electronic Stability Program, we did our best to break it loose during our 2015 Polaris Slingshot First Ride.

Gear Up: SPOT Global Phone & Helmet Hed

Friday, July 25, 2014
In this installment of Gear Up we look at the SPOT Global Phone, Helmet Hed's hair retention cap, the ABUS Detecto 7000 RS1 brake disc lock and more.

Nomad’s World Ride: Morocco

Friday, July 25, 2014
John and Carmen Nomad’s round-the-world adventure ride continues, as the couple returns to Northern Africa to cross the Sahara and visit Morocco.

GearBrake Wins Entrepreneur Competition

Thursday, July 24, 2014
GearBrake, a system which flashes a motorcycles brake lights on deceleration, won the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s entrepreneur pitch competition in Louisville.

Schwantz Named 2014 AIMExpo Champion

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Kevin Schwantz has been named the 2014 AIMExpo "Champion" meaning he will serve as the show's ambassador, share stories of his racing career and participate in various events at the event.

2014 BMW R nineT First Ride

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The 2014 BMW R nineT that may not deliver the adrenaline kick of some high-performance bikes, but the stripped-down modern classic proves hard to beat in production of sheer two-wheeled joy.

Speed and Strength Full Battle Rattle for 2015

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Speed and Strength will launch its new 2015 "Full Battle Rattle" line of motorcycle gear during the Tucker Rocky Dealer Show in Fort Worth, Texas on July 26, 2014.

AMA Petitions for CA Lane-Splitting Guidelines

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association petition calls for the return of lane-splitting guidelines to California government websites, offices.

Road of Bones 2014: Week 3 Recap

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The 2014 Road of Bones tour led by Compass Expeditions heads through Turkey and Georgia only to find the border crossing into Russia blocked by a landslide.

Zero Motorcycles Joins 2014 AIMExpo Line-Up

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Zero Motorcycles will be exhibiting and hosting its 2015 Dealer Convention at the 2014 AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida.

Memorable Motorcycle: Velocette KSS

Monday, July 21, 2014
Melling looks at a technological marvel of its time, the Velocette KSS - a machine that requires skill and finesse to merely start and a sizable bank account to own.

Complaint Forces Guideline From CHP Website

Friday, July 18, 2014
A lone complaint forces the CHP to remove lane-splitting guidelines from website.

2014 Suzuki Burgman 200 First Ride

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Suzuki has offered its Burgman 200 in Europe for a number of years but now brings the mount to the States in 2014. See how the new scoot stacks up in this MotoUSA First Ride.

Backmarker: Reflections on Supermoto's Return

Thursday, July 17, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker looks at the quick rise, fall and resurrection of a National Supermoto race series in the United States.

Erik Buell Racing Partners with Parts Unlimited

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Erik Buell Racing has partnered with Parts Unlimited for OEM parts distribution.

Flying Eyes Sunglasses for Motorcyclists

Monday, July 14, 2014
Flying Eyes Sunglasses introduces new, thinner temples that fit easily and comfortably in a motorcycle helmet.

Single Track Mind: Is Marquez Too Good?

Friday, July 11, 2014
Our man Melling wonders aloud if MotoGP wunderkind Marc Marquez is too good for GP racing. Then, ever the pragmatist, he comes up with an elegant solution to keep the Spaniard distracted.

BMW Updates 2015 Models Including GS

Friday, July 11, 2014
BMW Motorrad announces a dozen 2015 models, with notable update to the flagship R1200GS and debut of a special edition version of the K1300S.

Nomad's World Ride: Tanzania & Kenya

Friday, July 11, 2014
The African leg of Nomad’s round the world ride continues, passing through Tanzania and Kenya, and ending with a frustrating conclusion at the Nairobi airport.

2015 Honda CB300F First Look

Thursday, July 10, 2014
American Honda announces the all-new CB300F, a naked standard version of its forthcoming CBR300R, making use of the same 286cc Single.

Marisol Martinez Wins 2014 BMW R nineT

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Marisol Martinez is the lucky winner of a 2014 BMW R nineT motorcycle, the first prize given in the Southern California BMW Motorcycle Dealer Group Giveaway Sweepstakes.

Byron Hines Elected to AMA Motorcycle HoF

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Byron Hines has been elected to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The 2014 induction ceremony is scheduled for October 17 in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Frazier’s Globe Killer KLR650 Part 5

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Dr. Frazier returns to give his Adventure-Touring followers an update on his Globe Killer KLR650, as it reaches 35,000 miles traveled.

Gear Up: RSD Clash Jacket & Samson Exhaust

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
This installment of Gear Up checks out Roland Sands Design's Clash Jacket, a Samson 2-into-1 exhaust for the Harley-Davidson Sportster, Squids Coiled Cable lanyards and more.

AMA Challenges CDC Helmet Task Force

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The American Motorcyclist Association claims a new recommendation for universal helmet laws by a task force of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based on faulty reasoning.

Road of Bones 2014: Week 2 Recap

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Compass Expeditions-led Road of Bones 2014 tour stops in Budapest and then heads on into Romania during the second week of travel.

Test Ride the Energica Ego E-Superbike

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Take advantage of the opportunity to ride an Energica Ego electric superbike during the US leg of the 2014 Where's My Ego tour in July.

Suzuki to Showcase 2015 Models at AIMExpo

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Suzuki will be on hand at the 2014 AIMExpo to showcase its new 2015 models to the public.

Mike LaRocco to be Inducted in MC Hall of Fame

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Mike "The Rock" LaRocco has been chosen to be inducted into the 2014 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

NPA Returns to 2014 AIMExpo in Orlando, FL

Thursday, July 3, 2014
The National Powersport Auctions returns to AIMExpo.

Backmarker: LiveWire & Ghosts of Harley's Past

Thursday, July 3, 2014
MotoUSA's Backmarker takes a look beyond the ad agency spin and delves into Harley-Davidson's true history to explain why the new LiveWire electric bike shouldn't be such a shock.

J&P Cycles Now Carries 5 Ball Racing Leathers

Thursday, July 3, 2014
J&P Cycles has picked-up the entire line of 5 Ball Racing Leathers and the brand will be available on J&P's website as well as in its Daytona and Iowa stores.

2015 Ducati Monster 821 First Ride

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
We take Ducati's 2015 Monster 821 for a ride through the mountain roads above Ducati's headquarters in Bologna, Italy to see how the new mid-size machine stacks up.

July 4 Holiday Dangerous for Motorcyclists

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Progressive Insurance data raises red flags for motorcyclists on this holiday weekend.

AMA Celebrates Independence Day Freedom

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
American Motorcyclist Association celebrates Independence Day and the freedom of the road.

George Barber Elected into AMA MHoF

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Museum founder and racetrack builder George Barber has been elected to AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame.

EBR Announces 1190SX Specs & MSRP

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Erik Buell Racing announces pricing and specifications for its new 1190SX streetfighter, which will hit dealers in early July and retail for $16,995.

Road of Bones 2014: Week 1 Recap

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Compass Expeditions-led Road of Bones 2014 ride takes participants through the Austrian mountains during the first week of travel.

Scott Summers Elected to AMA MHoF

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
National off-road racing champion Scott Summers has been elected to AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Fuel Economy Challenge Back at Vintage Days

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Craig Vetter's Fuel Economy Challenge returns to the BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.

Gear Up: H-D Zone Eyewear & Sidi Insider Shoe

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
This installment of Gear Up looks at new H-D Zone Performance Eyewear, Schuberth's new colorway for its C3 Pro helmet, the Sidi Insider Shoe and more.

2014 Colorado Motomarathon for Sept 5-8

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Colorado Motomarathon is set for September 5-8.