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2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown

Monday, June 20, 2011
Motorcycle USA flogs five of the hottest performance cruisers and one wild-card entry in the 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown. Find out which twin cylinder hot rod takes the top honors in this test of muscle.

2012 Kawasaki KX450F First Ride

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
MotoUSA tests Kawasaki’s latest KX450F motocross bike at Red Bud in Michigan. Find out what this new 450-class dirt bike is all about in this review.

2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Review

Friday, June 10, 2011
A first ride wasn't enough on the 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero so we've gathered more impressions on our long-term tester including a trip to the dyno, the scales and mileage charts.

2011 Supersport Shootout IX Track

Monday, June 6, 2011
In this year's Supersport Shootout IX, Motorcycle USA pits seven of the latest supersport models in our eagerly anticipated annual track comparison.

2012 Kymco UXV 500i First Ride

Friday, June 3, 2011
MotoUSA heads to Carolina Adventure World to try out the early release 2012 Kymco UXV 500i side-by-side. This UTV stays competitive with new fuel injection.

2011 KTM 350 SX-F Race Test

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tag along as MotoUSA races KTM’s 350 SX-F motocross bike in the 2011 A Day in the Dirt Motocross Grand Prix race at Pala Raceway.

2011 Middleweight Adventure Touring Comparo

Monday, May 30, 2011
The Germans and the Brits square off for middleweight adventure touring supremacy with the 2011 BMW F800GS against the all-new 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

Electric Superbike Racing: Brammo Part III

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Brammo completely dominated the electric field at the TTXGP opener at Infineon Raceway. Get the full scoop from the man behind the controls of the Brammo Empulse RR.

2011 Yamaha YZ85 First Ride

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The 2011 Yamaha YZ85 is a potent motocross bike for young racers. We reintroduced one of our regular test riders to his childhood dream bike to test out with his own son.

2011 Supersport Shootout IX Street

Monday, May 23, 2011
MotoUSA drafts seven bikes from the stacked 2011 Supersport class to test their street performance in our ninth annual Supersport comparison review.

2011 Kawasaki KX450F Flat Track Project 1

Friday, May 20, 2011
MotoUSA transforms a 2011 Kawasaki KX450F into a full fledged flat tracker, see how the Kawasaki project bike performs.

2012 Kymco People GT 300i First Ride

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The newest model in the Kymco Scooter line is the People Gt 300i. See what MotoUSA Associate Editor Justin Dawes has to say about the large wheeled scoot in this first ride article.

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC First Ride

Monday, May 16, 2011
MotoUSA gets its first taste of the new and highly anticipated 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC adventure touring motorcycle.

2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA First Ride

Friday, May 13, 2011
Motorcycle USA samples the 2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA. Where does this new Suzuki offering slot into the motorcycle world?

Honda XR650L Project Bike Ride Report

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A surprise weekend off was the perfect opportunity to do some tire and gear testing with our long-term 2009 Honda XR650L Project Bike. Here's a quick report from a weekend of dual sporting.

Electric Superbike Racing: Brammo Part II

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The MotoUSA Brammo electric racing project faced some motor issues last time around. Could the Brammo crew turn it around with week prior to the big event? Read part II of MotoUSA’s electric superbike racing project and find out.

2012 Kymco Downtown 200i First Ride

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Kymco has added a smaller 200cc version of the already popular Downtown scooter. Associate Editor Justin Dawes spent two days in the southern port city of Charleston, South Carolina, putting the new scoot through its paces.

2011 Superbike Smackdown VIII Street

Friday, May 6, 2011
Motorcycle USA rides the latest 2011 liter-class sportbikes on the street in our annual Superbike Smackdown VIII sportbike shootout. Find out what motorcycle gets crowned champ this year.

2011 Triumph Speed Triple First Ride

Monday, May 2, 2011
For 2011 the Speed Triple 1050 gets a complete redesign. Motorcycle USA tosses a leg over to see if it's worthy of serious canyon carving fun and knee-down antics at the track.

Electric Superbike Racing: Brammo Part I

Friday, April 29, 2011
Our racetrack ringer gets the call from Brammo to compete in the TTXGP race at Infineon. Check out MotoUSA’s first impression of the Empulse RR racebike.