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MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 30, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011
The last MotoUSA Photo of the Week for September is a great capture of Tyla Rattray on the gas. JDawg gives a moto-photo tip on making practice perfect.

2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 First Ride

Friday, September 30, 2011
Motorcycle USA headed over to Italy for the first ride of the 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848. Read on to find out what we thought of the newest naked Ducati.

2011 Kawasaki Versys Project Part 1

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MotoUSA puts in a call to Givi for Phase 1 of the 2011 Kawasaki Versys Adventure Bike Project. See how this affordable street bike becomes a well-rounded motorcycle.

500th Ride for Kids Raises $197,000

Monday, September 26, 2011
The first Ride for Kids event in 1984 raised $4,000 for childhood brain tumor research.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 23, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011
This week our winner offers a unique perspective of a familiar scene. Take a look at the MotoUSA Photo of the Week and get a tip on traveling light with your camera.

Salt Addiction: Paul Thede

Friday, September 23, 2011
Paul Thede is a true racer at heart who's bringing land speed racing into the 21st century with the first 200 mph electric motorcycle.

Former U.S. Senator Joins AMA

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Former two-term U.S. Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado has joined the American Motorcyclist Association as vice president for government relations beginning Oct. 3.

Motorcycle Thefts Down 24% Since 2007

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports motorcycle thefts have decreased drastically the past few years, while Hondas were stolen more than any other motorcycle.

Brammo Acquires KOM's QuantyaParx Tracks

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Electric Motorcycle manufacturer Brammo announced the acquisition of Quantyaparx from the founder KOM Enterprises.

Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway Promotion

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Revive Your Ride! Fall Giveaway promotion is back to help drive floor traffic and this year it includes all-new VIP prize packages for a couple of lucky participating retailers.

TCX Boots Italian Factory Tour

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Motorcycle USA gets a special invitation to visit the TCX Boots factory in Italy to preview the brand's manufacturing process as well as some of its new products.

Moto Guzzi 90th Anniversary Wrap Up

Monday, September 19, 2011
The turnout of Italian and foreign Guzzi enthusiasts has been beyond all expectations for the three days celebration in Mandello del Lario to honor the 90th anniversary of Moto Guzzi.

St. Louis and Philly Raise More Than $185,000

Monday, September 19, 2011
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) Ride for Kids events in St. Louis and Philadelphia raised a grand total of $185,645 for the fight against childhood brain tumors yesterday.

2011 Adventure Touring Shootout

Monday, September 19, 2011
MotorcycleUSA takes on the biggest, baddest Adventure Touring Shootout yet. Find out how the latest crop of ADV motorcycles stack up in a big-bore brawl for street and dirt dominance.

STM: The Passing of Legends

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Our correspondent muses over the late Italian magnate Claudio Castiglioni and American racer Gary Nixon. That and Jorge Lorenzo’s visor, as well as how to wrestle bandits at rest areas.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Sept 16, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011
This week’s MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a nostalgic look back in time. A snap shot of a life and lifestyle that many are a part of and only a few can comprehend.

BMW Concept e Scooter First Look

Friday, September 16, 2011
BMW debuts its Concept e electric scoot design at the Frankfurt International Motor Show with claims of competitive acceleration and range.

Auctions America Expands Vintage Calendar

Friday, September 16, 2011
Auctions America By RM Expands it's vintage motorcycle event calendar with Barber Vintage Festival and Las Vegas sales.

Moto Guzzi 90th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 16, 2011
The 'three days' of festivities organized in Mandello del Lario to celebrate Moto Guzzi’s ninetieth anniversary began today, with a record-breaking turnout.

Zero Motorcycles Demonstrates Technology

Friday, September 16, 2011
Zero motorcycles demonstrates its electric motorcycle technology to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood.

Doe-Anderson Takes Triumph Ad Account

Thursday, September 15, 2011
What do Steve McQueen, Jason DiSalvo, Marlon Brando and Dustin Dominguez have in common with a Louisville-based, 95-year-old ad agency? The common thread is Triumph Motorcycles – Doe-Anderson has been named the agency-of-record for the iconic motorcycle brand.

Shoei Helmet Donation Funds Naturalistic Study

Thursday, September 15, 2011
It was with the generous support of Shoei Safety Helmet Corp. that the Motorcycle Safety Foundation was able to include braking instrumentation in its unprecedented, one-year-long MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study.

Six Million Graduates for the MSF

Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recently graduated its six millionth RiderCourse student, a milestone reached through the ongoing efforts of nearly 10,000 RiderCoaches at more than 2,000 training sites worldwide.

Dainese Italian Legendary Tour in Photos 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Take a look at some of the photos and images from the recent Dainese Italian Legendary Tour in this photo essay.

Can-Am Launches SpyderRyder Site

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Can-Am launches the SpyderRyder website that will allow you to experience the ride with our team of road spokespersons, the Spyder Five. Ride with them through wine country in beautiful Napa Valley, California. Or experience the Ozarks and the Badlands.

AMA News and Notes October 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to continue.

Motorcycle Superstore GoPro Sweepstakes

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Motorcycle-Superstore and Dunlop are giving away 25 GoPro HD Motorsports HERO cameras so you can capture all the riding action in full 1080p high-definition video and poster-quality still photos.

Husqvarna Debuts E-go Electric Concept

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Husqvarna takes a stab at the burgeoning electric motorcycle segment with its E-go concept, targeted at the entry-level youth market.

Dainese Italian Legendary Tour Day 4 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011
Join us as we ride motorcycles in Italy with premium motorcycle safety and apparel brand Dainese along with a few of its motorcycle racing legends from the past and present.

2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 First Look

Monday, September 12, 2011
Ducati confirms the long-rumored expansion of its Streetfighter lineup with the announcement of its 2012 Streetfighter 848.

Memorable MC: 1957 Gilera Four

Monday, September 12, 2011
This month our man Melling gets aboard his most coveted road test to date, piloting the bike of his youthful dreams – the 1957 Gilera Four.

Dainese Italian Legendary Tour Day 3 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011
The 2011 Dainese Italian Legendary Tour continues and we fill you in on what’s happening in Italy. See what unfolds in our third day update.

Dainese Italian Legendary Tour Day 2 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011
We ride with four-time World Superbike champ Carl Fogarty on some of Italy’s finest roads during the second day of the Dainese Italian Legendary Tour.

Dr. Frazier: When Maps Lie Adventure Begins

Friday, September 9, 2011
When Dr. Frazier points his KLR650 toward a New Mexico ghost town, he realizes that when the map lies, the true adventures begin.

Backmarker: James Parker’s New Mission

Thursday, September 8, 2011
James Parker is making news with his electric tinkering at Mission Motors, but the designer still hasn’t given up on replacing the industry’s front fork bent.

Dainese Italian Legendary Tour Day 1 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Day 1 off the Dainese Italian Legendary Tour sees us arrive in Venice and prepare for our three-day ride across The Alps.

Belgian Classic TT Gedinne - Special Report

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Our man Melling resurrects some of the Matchless G.50's former GP glory on the roads of Belgium.

Electric Superbike Racing: Brammo Part V

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
TTXGP champ Steve Atlas gets his electric racing journey up to speed right before his crowning achievement in this latest installment of racing Brammo’s electric superbike the Empulse RR.

Dainese Italian Legendary Tour Preview 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
This week Motorcycle-USA is traveling to Italy to visit Dainese’s headquarter and go on a touring ride with some of its past and present racing champions.

Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition in Frankfurt

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Ducati and Mercedes AMG have proudly announced that the first public showing of the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition will be at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany from 15-25 September.

2011 Luxury Touring Motorcycle Shootout

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The 2012 BMW K1600 GTL squares off against the 2011 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited and 2012 Honda Gold Wing in Motorcycle-USA’s first-ever 2011 Luxury Motorcycle Touring Comparison.

Edelweiss Touring Program 2012

Friday, September 2, 2011
It is hard to believe, but we now go into our 33rd Edelweiss year. Never before has the Edelweiss Bike Travel touring program been as extensive and extraordinary as the 2012 one.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a double dose of moto-photo goodness. Check the winning photos for the Second of September.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 9

Thursday, September 1, 2011
For two of the test riders, the Motorcycle USA 2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition ends with the final 450 miles of a 2500-mile journey concluding at MCUSA HQ.

Race Tech Now Accepting Resumes

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Race Tech, the world’s largest motorcycle suspension modification company, is set to offer more Rider Support than ever before.