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2011 Kawasaki Z1000 Project Bike Part 1

Friday, January 20, 2012
We decided to see if we could turn our long-term Kawasaki Z1000 into a weekend trackday warrior. Find out what we changed for Part 1 of our project.

2011 250 Sportbike Shootout Track

Monday, January 16, 2012
We've tested the Honda CBR250R against the Kawasaki Ninja 250R before, but this time we scrap the headlights and blinkers at the track to see how these entry sportbikes perform on a race course.

2011 Honda CB1000R Project Bike

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Motorcycle USA adds some accessory upgrades to the Honda CB1000R to boost performance on the street.

2012 BMW G650GS Sertao First Ride

Monday, January 9, 2012
The 2012 BMW G650GS Sertao is a slick little single-cylinder dual sport intended to draw in potential GS-series consumers interested in entry level adventure touring motorcycles.

2012 Honda CRF150RB Project Part 1

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Motorcycle USA gets readers up to date on its long-term 2012 Honda CRF150RB Project dirt bike.

2012 450 Motocross Shootout

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The best Japanese and European 450cc motocross dirt bikes square off in MotoUSA’s annual 450 MX comparison.

2012 Kawasaki ZX-14R First Ride

Monday, December 26, 2011
Motorcycle USA takes a spin on the redesigned ZX-14R. This 200-horsepower Ninja takes dead aim at the Hayabusa, but does it measure up?

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 First Ride

Thursday, December 22, 2011
Kawasaki gives the 2012 Ninja 650 a major overhaul to provide a sportbike that's full of comfort and performance at an affordable price.

2012 Honda CBR1000RR First Ride

Monday, December 19, 2011
Does the new and improved 2012 Honda CBR1000RR have what it takes to run up front in this year’s Superbike class? Road Test Editor Adam Waheed reports from northern California.

2012 Can-Am Spyder Roadsters First Ride

Friday, December 16, 2011
Motorcycle USA heads to sunny SoCal for a spin on the latest Can-Am three-wheelers, the full touring edition 2012 Spyder RT and the sportier 2012 Spyder RS-S with its new Fox shocks.

V-Strom 1000: Three Year End of Term Report

Thursday, December 15, 2011
After logging three years in the saddle with Suzuki's V-Strom 1000, our Memorable Motorcycles columnist evaluates the merit of the popular adventure touring mount.

2011 Yamaha YFZ450R vs. Kawasaki KFX450R

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We pit the motocross-based 2011 Yamaha YFZ450R SE against the 2011 Kawasaki KFX450R to see if a specialized sport ATV can still hang on real-world mixed terrain.

2012 250 Motocross Shootout

Monday, December 12, 2011
MotoUSA gathered five Lites machines to battle it out for supremacy in the quarter-liter class. Some bikes have been revised heavily for 2012, while others received only bold new graphics. How will the scoring shake out this year?

2011 Kawasaki Versys Project Part 2

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Our 2011 Kawasaki Versys gets a new set of Pirelli dual sport tires for better on/off-road performance and additional protection to handle the abuse of dirt riding.

2011 Honda Fury IMS Project Bike

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Motorcycle USA puts the custom touch to a 2011 Honda Fury which will be given away to one lucky person who votes in the 'People Choice' awards at the IMS Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows.

2012 Can-Am Outlander 1000 XT First Ride

Monday, November 28, 2011
Can-Am unleashes the 2012 Outlander 1000 XT sport utility ATV with more brute muscle than quad riders have seen before. We ride the new BRP product to see how it behaves.

2011 Yamaha YZ125 SRA Grand Prix Race Test

Friday, November 25, 2011
Yamaha is one of the few motorcycle brands to still offer a 125cc two-stroke dirt bike. Is it an ancient relic or a fun, cheap way to get into racing? Road Test Editor Adam Waheed decides.

2012 Husqvarna TE511 vs 2012 Beta 520 RS

Monday, November 21, 2011
Motorcycle USA takes two big-bore European dual sports up into the hills for a comparison review of the 2012 Husqvarna TE511 and Beta 520 RS.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure First Ride

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Motorcycle USA samples Suzuki’s latest Wee-Strom riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains on the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure.

2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 First Ride

Monday, November 14, 2011
Kawasaki extends its RUV platform with the 2012 Teryx4, offering extra passenger space for family and friends to enjoy the ride. We head to Tennessee to try out the new side-by-side and see where it fits in the emerging four-seater market.