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Yamaha Enters 50th Year of GP Racing

Monday, January 31, 2011
The 2011 season of MotoGP will witness Yamaha in its 50th year of World Championship Grand Prix racing since winning its first victory at the French GP in 1961.

2011 MotoGP Repsol Honda Team Unveiled

Monday, January 31, 2011
The 2011 Repsol Honda Team of Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso officially debuted to the public recently at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Jorge Lorenzo Confirms No. 1 Plate for 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo has confirmed that he will ride with the coveted No. 1 plate on his bike during the 2011 MotoGP Championship

AMA Introduces Dealer Incentive Program

Friday, January 28, 2011
The AMA is launching its new AMA Dealer Incentive Program, which rewards dealers who offer customers the valuable benefits of AMA membership.

2011 World Superbike Portimao Test Day 3

Friday, January 28, 2011
Ducati's Jakub Smrz ruled the first World Superbike test of 2011 at Portimao with Castrol Honda's Jonathan Rea and Yamaha's Eugene Laverty close behind.

Suzuki & MJM Kick Off 2011 BusaBeats

Friday, January 28, 2011
At the IMS in New York City, Suzuki announced the introduction of the 2011 BusaBeats MC Battle with new sponsor Michael Jordan Motorsports, who will be building the grand prize for this year’s BusaBeats MC Battle winner.

GIVI Presents New Tanklock System

Friday, January 28, 2011
GIVI presents a new tanklock series for motorcyclists that redefines current methods of securing bags by adding a quick latching and release system.

Bautista and Suzuki Armed for 2011 MotoGP

Friday, January 28, 2011
Rizla Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista is jumping at the bit to test the Suzuki GSV-R and is looking forward to the start of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.

Corser and Haslam Test BMW Down Under

Friday, January 28, 2011
The BMW Motorrad Motorsport team and riders Troy Corser and Leon Haslam turn laps at Australia’s Eastern Creek circuit, while the rest of the World Superbike paddock slogs away at Portimao.

2011 KTM RC8R First Ride

Friday, January 28, 2011
KTM updates its RC8R superbike for 2011 and we test it in this exclusive RC8R First Ride. Learn all about the 2011 KTM RC8R first on Motorcycle USA.

2010 Stunt Wars Sportbike Freestyle Event

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sportbike Stunt rider Luke “Duke” Emmons gives you the inside scoop on freestyle sportbike competition from the 2010 Stunt Wars in Orlando, Florida.

2011 World Superbike Portimao Test Day 2

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Castrol Honda’s Jonathan Rea ran the fastest times of Day 2 at the season-opening World Superbike test, with wet conditions at the Portuguese circuit.

Lee's Cycle BMW S1000RR LCR Shock Linkage

Thursday, January 27, 2011
Looking for the ultimate performance mod for your BMW S1000RR? Check out the Lee's Cycle LCR shock linkage. Read about it here first on Motorcycle USA!

2011 World Superbike Portimao Test Day 1

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Jakub Smrz tops the Day 1 timesheet as the 2011 World Superbike season kicks off with official testing at the Portimao circuit.

AMA Welcomes New Advertising Manager

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association hires Steve Gotoski as AMA Advertising Manager.

Three New Elects to MIC Board of Directors

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Motorcycle Industry Council Elects Steve Johnson, Don Emde and Frank Esposito to 2011 Board of Directors aiding representation of the Aftermarket/Allied Trades Members.

Rossi Tests Misano on Ducati 1198

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Seventy-three days after an operation to his right shoulder, Valentino Rossi returned to the track at Misano Adriatico aboard a Ducati 1198 Superbike.

2011 WSBK Pre-Season Press Conference

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The 2011 Superbike World Championship season build-up reached another milestone today, with the official pre-season press conference taking place at the Portimao circuit in Portugal.

TT Dominating Hutchinson to Yamaha

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The record-breaking winner of five TT at the 2010 Isle of Man, Ian Hutchinson leaves Padgetts Honda to sign with Yamaha in a factory-supported campaign for 2011.

Salt Addiction: Seldom Seen Slim Returns

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
After trading in normal jobs for life out on the salt flats, Jon and Nancy Wennerberg have become devoted speed freaks who live and breathe land speed racing.

Vote Fast Dates Calendar Girls for Playboy

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Vote for the official SBK Fast Dates Calendar Kittens Heather and Jaime, Ducati Corse Grid Girls as 2011 Playboy's Playmate of the Year.

2011 WSBK Portimao Test Schedule & Entry List

Monday, January 24, 2011
The official 2011 World Superbike IMS Test is almost underway at the Portimao circuit. Read on to see the testing schedule and which riders will be there.

Yamaha YZF-R6 Back on World Supersport Grid

Monday, January 24, 2011
Once the weapon of choice in the World Supersport Championship, the Yamaha YZF-R6 will return to the grid in 2011 at the hands of Chaz Davies.

Rockstar Energy Drink to Sponsor Jorge Lorenzo

Monday, January 24, 2011
Rockstar Energy Drink will enter the MotoGP series by sponsoring returning champion, Jorge Lorenzo, for the 2011 MotoGP Championship.

Provisional Rider Entry List for 2011 WSBK

Monday, January 24, 2011
With the start of the 2011 World Superbike Championship fast approaching, a provisional rider list of entries has been released for the Superbike and Supersport class.

'11 Pata Aprilia WSBK Team Launched

Monday, January 24, 2011
The Pata Aprilia Racing team recently launched its one-man team for the 2011 World Superbike Championship with Noriyuki Haga at the helm.

Maria Costello to Race in '11 South African TT

Saturday, January 22, 2011
Northampton's Maria Constello will compete in the 2011 South African TT series aboard a Trident Engineering Suzuki XR69.

Indian Manufacturer Enters Grand Prix

Friday, January 21, 2011
Mahindra becomes the first Indian manufacturer to enter Grand Prix, with the automotive firm campaigning the 125 series with British rider Danny Webb.

2011 WSS Test for Kawasaki Support Teams

Friday, January 21, 2011
A variety of Kawasaki support teams have conducted tests at Almeria and Sepang in preparation for the 2011 World Supersport Championship.

Slow Test for Castrol Honda 2011 WSBK Team

Friday, January 21, 2011
The Castrol Honda World Superbike Team could only squeeze in a handful of laps at the Aragon circuit where rain and freezing weather interrupted the team's two-day pre-season test.

MotoGP Presence Grows at '11 Thundersprint

Friday, January 21, 2011
BBC TV's Steve Parrish and Matt Roberts will be just a few of MotoGP's famous faces on hand at the 2011 Thundersprint contest set to kick off May 7th.

2011 Fantasy Supercross Season Update

Friday, January 21, 2011
MCUSA delivers a breakdown of riders who are already making the cut or warming the bench in the 2011 Fantasy Supercross Season Update.

2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 Walkaround Video

Friday, January 21, 2011
Suzuki invites readers to go behind the scenes with its redesigned Gixer 750 in this 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 Walkaround Video.

FIM & Infront Strengthen WSBK Partnership

Thursday, January 20, 2011
On the occasion of a top-level meeting this week, the FIM and Infront Sports & Media expressed once again their joint commitment to further strengthen the FIM WSBK and its position as one of the leading international motor sports series.

Motorcycle Sales Down 15.8% in 2010

Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reports a 15.8% drop in motorcycle sales for 2010.

2011 Ducati MotoGP Jerez Test Ends

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Ducati Test Team’s third and final day of testing at Jerez (Spain) finished today. The Italian bike’s next outing will be at the hands of the Ducati Marlboro Team riders February 1-3 at Sepang, in Malaysia.

Hopkins Signs with Suzuki BSB Squad

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Former MotoGP rider John Hopkins has signed with Crescent Suzuki to campaign the 2011 season in British Superbike.

BMW Motorrad Posts 2010 Sales Growth

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
With the rest of the market still suffering double-digit losses, BMW Motorrad claims a near 4% growth in 2010 sales fueled by its best-selling S1000RR.

Spoken Wheel: Racing Solutions

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Race track for sale, 4,255 acres – a sign of the times, call HONDA!! Contingency, the hidden Loot! $12 Million and where to find it?Need a sponsor – how to find one at the stroke of a key! Old school, New school!

Jacobsen Leads DSB at Daytona Dunlop Test

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Prepping for the famed Daytona 200, PJ Jacobsen topped the timesheets in Daytona SportBike testing at Daytona.

2011 Dunlop Tire Test at Daytona Results

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Results from the 2011 Dunlop motorcycle racing Tire Test at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Hayes Tops Daytona Dunlop Tire Test

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Josh Hayes set the pace as the AMA Pro Racing season kicked off with the Dunlop Tire Test at Daytona International Speedway.

Josh Waters to Race in Opening WSBK Round

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Suzuki's Josh Waters has been chosen to race for the Yoshimura Racing Team during the opening round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island.

2010 WSBK Reaches Almost 500 Million Viewers

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Increased television coverage and a larger online presence has allowed the 2010 World Superbike Championship to reach nearly 500 million people throughout the season.

2011 Ducati MotoGP Test Underway at Jerez

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Ducati Marlboro team is currently conducting a three-day test at the Jerez circuit where its making progress with the help of riders Vittoriano Guareschi and Franco Battaini.

Scorpion & Peak Honda Racing Prepare For 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Peak Honda Racing celebrates a banner sport bike racing season in 2010 and now prepare for 2011 continuing their partnership with Scorpion Sports.

Rea & Xaus for Castrol Honda Ten Kate

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Castrol Honda team of Jonathan Rea and Ruben Xaus recently debuted alongside Ten Kate Racing in preparation for the 2011 World Superbike Championship.

Daytona Tire Test Day 1 Rained Out

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Rain spoiled the opening day of AMA Pro Racing testing at the resurfaced Daytona International Speedway.

WERA Fontana Speedway Race - Fan Report

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
For this week’s fan report, our contributor takes in the first WERA races of the season at Fontana and reports on his sponsored rider’s fortunes.

Bonhams to Auction Two Carl Fogarty Ducatis

Monday, January 17, 2011
Bonhams is delighted to offer for sale two Ducatis associated with four-time World Superbike Champion, Carl Fogarty.

Cardion AB MotoGP Squad Debuts in Prague

Monday, January 17, 2011
A new MotoGP squad makes its official debut, with the rider Karel Abraham pulling the wraps off his Cardion AB Ducati in Prague.

AMA News and Notes February 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011
The American Motorcyclist Association has released their latest news and notes for this month with some new issues facing motorcyclists.

53 Riders Confirmed for AMA Daytona Tire Test

Friday, January 14, 2011
A total of 53 riders have been confirmed for the upcoming AMA Pro Racing Daytona Tire test at the newly paved Daytona International Speedway.

Michelin Introduces Pilot Road 3 Tires

Friday, January 14, 2011
Michelin enters into 2011 with the introduction of the Pilot Road 3 tire, ideal for Sport Touring motorcycles. The Michelin Pilot Road 3 tire goes on sale in January 2011.

Eric Bostrom on Kawasaki ZX-10R in AMA

Friday, January 14, 2011
Eric Bostrom will campaign the 2011 season aboard the new Kawasaki ZX-10R under the Team Cycle World Attack Performance banner.

Chicco Remote Control Ducati 1198 RC

Friday, January 14, 2011
Give the perfect gift for any Ducati lover with the Chicco remote control Ducati 1198, which features a remote control that looks like the dash board of a Ducati 1198.

'11 WSBK Kawasaki Sepang Test Wraps Up

Friday, January 14, 2011
Following a successful World Superbike test at the Sepang circuit Kawasaki's Tom Sykes and Joan Lascorz found much improvement in the all new Ninja ZX-10R.

RS Taichi Racing Apparel Signs Danny Eslick

Thursday, January 13, 2011
AMA Pro roadracing champion Danny Eslick will wear RS Taichi racing apparel in his quest for the 2011 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike championship.

2011 Yamaha Champions Riding School

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Yamaha Champions Riding School offers classes at three tracks in 2011, which include Miller Motorsports Park, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and New Jersey Motorsports Park.

National Guard Sponsors AMA Pro Road Racing

Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Army National Guard's sponsorship of AMA Pro Road Racing's premier National Guard SuperBike class will continue for 2011.

Ducati Introduces Troy Bayliss Academy

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Ducati’s innovative riding school, the Ducati Riding Experience, announces the 2011 season with an incredible program including the exciting new Troy Bayliss Academy.

Memorable Motorcycle: Honda CR110

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Our Memorable Motorcycle correspondent takes a closer look at the Honda CR110, which was Mr. Honda's answer to the FIM 50cc class.

Red Dwarf's Danny John Jules at Thundersprint

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Thundersprint has seen many star riders take to the famous Northwich town centre track but there has never been anyone with a bigger personality than Danny John Jules.

Acer Partners with Ducati MotoGP Team

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Acer today announced the signing of the agreement with Ducati Corse. Under this agreement Acer will become Official Computer Partner of the italian motorcycle company.

Ducati Desmosedici GP11 MotoGP First Look

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Ducati officially unveiled its race bikes that it will compete with in the 2011 MotoGP World Championship with riders Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden at the Wrooom ski/press meeting in Italy.

Nicky Hayden Wears Dainese in MotoGP

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden will be sporting Dainese leathers, boots and gloves for the 2011 MotoGP World Championship.

Rossi and Hayden Talk at Ducati's Wrooom '11

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Valentino Rossi made his first official public appearance in Ducati Red alongside his MotoGP teammate Nicky Hayden at the 2011 Wrooom Press Conference.

Ducati and Diesel Partner for 2011 MotoGP

Monday, January 10, 2011
For the 2011 MotoGP season Ducati and Diesel will be joining forces with Diesel's logo appearing on the bikes and race suits of Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden.

Chris Vermeulen and KRT Sepang Test

Monday, January 10, 2011
Kawasaki Racing team recently initiated a four-day World Superbike test at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia where Chris Vermeulen had his first taste of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R.

Electric Superbike Beats Gas Bikes in WERA

Monday, January 10, 2011
Chip Yates and the SWIGZ.com Pro Racing Team answered the question of whether electric motorcycles could compete against its gas-powered counterparts by placing second and third in WERA races at Fontana yesterday.

2011 Ducati 1198SP First Ride

Monday, January 10, 2011
Motorcycle USA sampled Ducati's kitted out production superbike at the Imola circuit where we turned laps on the 2011 Ducati 1198SP alongside Carlos Checa.

WSBK Championship 2010 Review DVD

Friday, January 7, 2011
The official review of the 2010 World Superbike Championship is now available from Duke Video and features highlights from all 13 rounds of the series with commentary and interviews.

Play Fantasy SX - Win Tickets to Vegas Finale

Friday, January 7, 2011
Play Fantasy SX Racing for a chance to win two tickets to the season finale in Las Vegas. A winner every round. Read on to find out more.

2011 Fantasy SX Anaheim 1 Preview

Friday, January 7, 2011
Racing kicks off on the track and in our virtual SX world of fantasy racing. Which riders will earn you the most points at Anaheim 1?

K-Tech Suspension Partners With Celtic Racing

Friday, January 7, 2011
Distributor of K-Tech Suspension components, Orient Express, has announced it will continue its support of Celtic/Fast By Ferracci Racing over the 2011 AMA Pro Racing season.

Schuberth C3 Helmet Now Available in US

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Schuberth North America is proud to announce the launch of an exclusive network of Schuberth U.S. dealers. In addition to the C3 helmets, Schuberth dealers also carry the Bluetooth Schuberth Rider Communication System.

Single Track Mind 2010 Round Up

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Our Single Track Mind correspondent suffers the slings and arrows of an outrageous task – giving his opinion of the whole of motorcycling in 2010.

M4 Suzuki’s Cardenas to American SuperBike

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
With 2010 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Champion Martin Cardenas moving to the American SuperBike series, Dane Westby has been picked by M4 Suzuki to defend its title in the upcoming 2011 AMA Pro Road Racing series.