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2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 Project Bike

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Despite finishing runner-up in our 2012 450 MX Shootout, Suzuki’s RM-Z450 could be further tailored with a few upgrades to be a solid track performer. Get more details in Part 1 of our 2012 RM-Z450 Long Term Project.

2011 OSSA TR280i First Ride

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
OSSA is back in the motorcycle game with its new TR280i trials bike. We spend a day with the fuel-injected two-stroke and get reacquainted with the brand.

2012 Polaris RZR XP 4 900 First Ride

Monday, February 6, 2012
The latest handiwork from Polaris engineers upsizes the Ranger RZR lineup to its latest four-seat UTV model – the 2012 Polaris RZR XP 4 900.

2011 Kawasaki Versys Project Part 3

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Motorcycle USA puts the final protective touches on our long-term Kawasaki Versys Project Bike and bash around our Southern Oregon logging roads.

2012 Triumph Speed Triple R First Ride

Monday, January 30, 2012
We head to Jerez, Spain to turn some laps on the upgraded 2012 Speed Triple R to find out if the ride is worth the extra cost.

Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 OMRRA

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Motorcycle USA’s American SuperBike racebike returns to the track, this time contesting the Oregon Motorcycle Roadracing Association series.

2012 250F Japanese Enduro Comparison

Monday, January 23, 2012
We take a look at two easily underappreciated trail bikes. These 250cc Japanese enduros started the quarter-liter play bike segment and are still around to offer affordable fun.

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?