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2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 8

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Motorcycle USA Adventure-Touring crew gets its best taste of the dirt toward the end, running the 101 miles of primitive road known as the Magruder Corridor.

Zero Motorcycles Expands Dealerships North

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycle technology, today announced its official expansion north with the launch of its new Canadian dealership program.

Past, Present, Future Represented at MMP

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The sixth annual Bike Fest will take place at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend, September 2-4, giving motorcycle enthusiasts a unique opportunity to scan the entire spectrum of two-wheeled technology.

NC and MI Raise More Than $180,000

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Motorcyclists brought $180,681 in donations to Ride for Kids events in Asheville, N.C., and Ann Arbor, Mich.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 7

Monday, August 29, 2011
The Motorcycle USA crew makes it to the Idaho/Montana border again - this time preparing to face the Magruder Corridor on their Adventure-Touring mounts.

Kuryakyn Racing Pays for Child's Wish

Monday, August 29, 2011
The Racing for a Wish Kuryakyn Race Team is proud to announce they have committed to fully fund a child's wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.

2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO First Ride

Monday, August 29, 2011
Ducati's iconic Monster has been a favorite of our staff since it first hit the scene almost two decades ago. Does the latest version hold up to our expectations as a super cool standard? We put the 2012 Monster 1100 EVO to the test to find out.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 6

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Day 6 of Motorcycle USA's Adventure-Touring expedition is spent out of the saddle, dodging bikes, boulders and black bears at the Big Sky XC.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 5

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Day 5 of the Motorcycle USA Adventure Touring Expedition gets us back on track and in Big Sky, Montana, ready to cover the XC race.

Adventure Touring Shootout Motorcycle Gear

Saturday, August 27, 2011
MotoUSA is in the process of logging the longest and most intense adventure touring shootout in its history. Here's a breakdown of the gear that's keeping them safe and as comfortable as possible.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 4

Friday, August 26, 2011
The Adventure-Touring Expedition gets back on track with Big Sky, Montana in our sites.

Backroad Ramblings: The Disappearing Bike

Friday, August 26, 2011
Our Rambling man ponders the words of a wise moto-journalist and his concept of the perfect disappearing bike.

Join the 500th Ride for Kids on Sept. 25

Friday, August 26, 2011
We'll celebrate the 500th event in our history on Sunday, Sept. 25 in Ellicott City, Md. This ride benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds medical research and family support programs.

MSF Launches Motorcycling Naturalistic Study

Friday, August 26, 2011
The first rider participating in the first-ever MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study rode off with a fully instrumented, data-logging bike from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

Mad Bastard Scooter Rally

Friday, August 26, 2011
Our contributor embarks on a 460-mile scavenger hunt through Canada aboard a 50cc scooter wearing a costume - welcome to the Mad Bastard Scooter Rally.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 3

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Day 3 sees a change of plan for Motorcycle USA's Adventure-Touring Shootout. What? We're still in Utah?!

2011 Adventure Touring Equipment Update

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Check out the condition of our bikes and gear as we near the midway point of the 2011 Adventure Touring Shootout.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 2

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
After surviving the intense heat of Death Valley, Day 2 of the adventure touring expedition was red rock and high desert.

Racing Past the Ace Café London

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Motorcycle USA pays a visit to hallowed ground in British motorcycling, the internationally renowned Ace Café London.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 1

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Day 1 of MCUSA's 2011 Adventure Motorcycle Tour takes them through the aptly named Death Valley with ambient temperatures reaching over 115 degrees fahrenheit.

2012 Bell Helmet Collection

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Bell Helmets offers a variety of new graphics spanning across their 2012 product line of street and dirt lids.

Salt Addiction: Drew Gatewood

Saturday, August 20, 2011
This month our speed guru shines the spotlight on Drew Gatewood, a man of many talents who runs Gatewood Engineering and Race Support from home and occasionally visits the salts as an AMA/F.I.M. technical steward.

Ducati Announces Midsummer Bike Dream Sale

Friday, August 19, 2011
Ducati is offering 4.25% financing on both the multi-award winning Ducati Multistrada 1200 and iconic 1198 Superbike, and up to $1,500.00 additional in-store credit towards Ducati Apparel and Ducati Performance Accessories for the 1198 Superbike.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 19, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a black and white beauty from Motorcycle USA Forums user slr. Check out his desert monsoon landscape and get another moto-photo tip from JDawg.

Spy Shot: 2012 Water-Cooled BMW R1200GS

Friday, August 19, 2011
BMW spy shots reveal a water-cooled R1200GS prototype, confirming rumors that the 2012 R1200GS will utilize an all-new liquid-cooled version of the iconic Boxer Twin.

Race Tech Suspension Seminars Available

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Race Tech’s Paul Thede, co-author of the Motorcycle Suspension Bible, will host three classes on cutting edge suspension theory and practice.

2011 Belgian Classic TT Gedinne Preview

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Our vintage motorcycle expert makes way for a classic outing, the Belgian Classic TT, where irreplaceable relics risk life and limb for rider and spectator bliss.

BRD RedShift Electric Motorcycle First Look

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
BRD previewed its latest electric innovation the RedShift, which aims to compete against gas-powered machines with both an MX and dual-sport version.

Memorable Motorcycle: Vincent Black Knight

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The likes of Rollie Free and Hunter S. Thompson ingrained Vincent motorcycles into the cultural psyche. This month our vintage motorcycle expert does his part, taking a closer look at the Vincent Black Knight.

James Rispoli, Dennis Noyes Pit Pass Radio

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Tonight's Show is Dedicated to the Memory of Francesco Quinn a Movie Celebrity Who Supported Motorcycling Throughout his Career.

Thundersprint Brings £7 Million Into Cheshire

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Completely bucking the trend being reported by show organisers throughout Europe, this year’s Thundersprint showed strong attendance and visitor spend - both up on 2010’s already excellent figures.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 12, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a refreshing scene from the Arizona Desert, and JDawg gives you some tips on keeping your cameras clean.

AMA News and Notes September 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011
American Motorcyclist Association brings you the next edition of News and Notes for September 2011.

Dr. Frazier: Ho Chi Minh Jungle Expedition

Thursday, August 11, 2011
This month Dr. G relates his latest travels to Vietnam, taking roads less traveled on a Ho Chi Minh jungle expedition.

Francesco Quinn: 1963-2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Actor and prominent motorcycle enthusiast Francesco Quinn has died at the age of 48 from an apparent heart attack.

Bonhams Pre-War British Motorcycles

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Three distinct British motorcycles from pre-war days headline the entry for Bonhams sale at the National Motor Museum’s Beaulieu Autojumble held on the 10th September.

Michelin Power Pure Tire Review

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Michelin crafts some new tech in to the latest Power Pure motorcycle tires. Motorcycle USA takes them for a ride to see how much these tires can handle during the day to day abuse of the mean So-Cal streets.

Mike Brown & Elena Myers on Pit Pass Radio

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
WORCS / Endurocross racer Mike Brown and AMA Supersport Racer Elena Myers will be two of the featured guests on Pit Pass Radio, other guests include: Kyle Cunningham, Jere Swarr, and Tyler O'Hara.

Motorcycle Owners’ Group Honors MSF

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation expressed its sincerest appreciation to the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America Foundation, which recently honored the MSF with their Motorcycling Excellence.

Zero Offers Financing at Dealerships

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycle technology, is proud to announce new consumer financing options are now available for the entire 2011 Zero Motorcycles line-up.

STM: Help – CBX 6 Wanted

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
This special edition Single Track Mind is a nostalgic plea to Motorcycle USA readers. Our man Melling wants his Honda CBX 6 back!

Japanese and Italian Motorcycles at Bonhams

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A wonderful selection of classic Italian and Japanese motorcycles are among the highlights of Bonhams annual sale at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in Stafford on 16th October 2011.

Mecum Brings 200 Collector Motorcycles

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Mecum Auctions will sell nearly 200 motorcycles on the auction block during their upcoming event in Monterey, Aug. 18-20, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course.

Del Mar Celebration of the Motorcycle Returns

Monday, August 8, 2011
Relive the roar, the rumble, the richness of history at Celebration of the Motorcycle as it returns to the Del Mar Race Track Paddock for 2011.

Win an iPad from MotoUSA!

Friday, August 5, 2011
Want an iPad to enhance your MotoUSA experience? Take the 2011 Readership Survey for your chance to win.

Edelweiss Global Expedition Returns

Friday, August 5, 2011
Covering more than 40,000 miles in eight months, the Edelweiss global expedition finally returned home in Mieming, Austria.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 5, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week has some high flying freesyle action, and J-Dawg gives a photo tip concerning white balance.

Backmarker: Mert Lawwill

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Our Backmarker chats with racing legend Mert Lawwill and how one famous friend, Steve McQueen, provided a helping hand after an accident.

Mods vs. Rockers Chicago Rally

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Rooted in British subculture and part of two-wheeled history are Mods vs. Rockers; two warring outlooks on life that are cropping up in the city of Chicago.

Alpinestars 2011 Fall Touring Collection

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Alpinestars expands its offering of Tech-Touring gear for the Fall 2011 line. All new gear includes the A-stars exclusive Drystar waterproofing technology to keep you warm and dry on the open road.

AGV AX-8 Dual Helmet Review

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
We ride with the new AGV AX-8 Dual helmet. This hybrid street bike helmet/dirt bike helmet offers something for everyone. Hear our testing thoughts in this product review.

Kilowatt Conversion: Riding Electric

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Currently racking up experience in the 2011 TTXGP series, our newly converted electric racer discusses what it's like to throw a leg over an electric motorcycle.

Motorcycle Pollution: A Lifecycle Perspective

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
MotoUSA hitches a ride with science for the first ever lifecycle analysis of a motorcycle. Are motorcycles gross polluters?

2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 First Ride

Monday, August 1, 2011
We take to the streets with Aprilia's 2011 Dorsoduro 1200 to find out if this street bike offers the ultimate road-going supermoto experience.