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2012 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 1

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo tops the chart as 2012 testing begins at Sepang, with defending champ Casey Stoner sitting out due to a back injury.

Ride for Kids Raise $4.5 Million of Hope in 2011

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ride for Kids raises $4.5 million to fight childhood brain tumors in 2011 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Speed Academy Launches Redesigned Website

Monday, January 30, 2012
Speed Academy is proud to announce the launching of their new website. The new 2012 website hosts a variety of new information on the Speed Academy program.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test Preview

Monday, January 30, 2012
The three-day MotoGP Sepang test begins tomorrow, here’s what to watch for as the 2012 season gets into gear.

Sunstar Offers AMA Pro Racing Contingency

Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunstar on Eligible Equipment List & Contingency Program for AMA Pro Roadracing in 2012.

Brock's Performance to Sponsor MIRock

Monday, January 30, 2012
Brock's Performance signs on as ‘Street ET’ sponsor at MIROCK.

Yamaha Partners with JX Nippon Oil & Energy

Monday, January 30, 2012
Yamaha Factory Racing has entered into a new partnership for the upcoming MotoGP season with JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation.

2012 Honda MotoGP Team Debuts in Sepang

Monday, January 30, 2012
Current MotoGP champion Casey Stoner and teammate Dani Pedrosa revealed the all-new Honda RC213V on the eve of the start of the official Sepang test in Malaysia.

YCRS Shares Track Time With U.S. Road Racing

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Yamaha Champions Riding School to share Track Time with Yamaha U.S. Road Racing teams.

Anthony West Loses Speed Master CRT Seat

Friday, January 27, 2012
Australian rider Anthony West has lost his ticket back to MotoGP, unable to round up sponsorship to secure his seat on the Speed Master CRT squad.

TT Racer Keith Amor Retires

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Scottish road racer Keith Amor announces his retirement from motorcycle racing due to shoulder injuries.

Haslam and Melandri Test at Valencia

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport continued its preparation for the 2012 season with two days of testing at Valencia in Spain.

Sprocketlist Partners With M1 at Big Kahuna

Thursday, January 26, 2012
M1 PowerSports and Sprocketlist, a free classifieds site for powersports enthusiasts have joined forces in a partnership naming Sprocketlist as the Official Classifieds Partner of the 2012 Big Kahuna Triple Crown.

Axo 5to9 Shoe Review

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Axo releases a new fashion inspired hightop motorcycle riding shoe. Find out more in this review.

Ohlins Ups Presence at AMA Pro Racing

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Öhlins USA is increasing its paddock presence at AMA Pro Road Racing events in 2012, to meet the needs of contracted teams and privateers.

Cornerspeed Schools Approved by U.S. Army

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Cornerspeed is proud to be a part of the approved schools for enlisted personnel. U.S. Army soldiers can now take the Cornerspeed Schools to fulfill their motorcycle sustainment training requirement.

Salt Addiction: Richard Brown’s Jet Reaction

Thursday, January 26, 2012
In the lastest volume of Salt Addiction Richard 'Rocket Man' Brown returns to land speed racing with his new entry, Jet Reaction.

Ken Ford of Bartow to AMA Board of Directors

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
American Motorcyclist Association welcomes Ken Ford of Bartow, FL., to Board of Directors.

Guy Martin Signs with Tyco Suzuki

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The most popular man in road racing inks another deal with the TAS Suzuki squad, teaming with Conor Cummins on the Tyco Suzuki

SaferMoto.com Demos at Cleveland IMS

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Motorcycle safety gear doesn’t need to be bulky or burdensome. SaferMoto.com, distributor of protective vests and jackets equipped with airbag technology, will be showing how its products work at the International Motorcycle Show, 1/27-29, at the I-X Center in Cleveland.

AMA Names Test Dates for NOLA & Miami

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
AMA Pro Racing officials have announced the dates for the official AMA Pro Road Racing tests at Homestead-Miami Speedway and NOLA Motorsports Park.

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.

Crescent Suzuki Gets Yoshimura Parts

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Crescent Suzuki World Superbike team has recieved its first batch of parts from racing partner Yoshimura.

Motorcycle Superstore Sponsors SuperSport

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Motorcycle-Superstore.com is returning as title sponsor of AMA Pro Road Racing's SuperSport class and will feature a $25,000 year-end points fund.

Dainese Introduces D-air Racing in the USA

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Dainese introduces the D-air Racing suit in the USA.

$10,000 Hit-and-Run Reward Paid to Teens

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers $10,000 Hit-and-Run Reward paid to Denver teens.

Bikers Against Child Abuse Rears over $8000

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Motorcycle ride brings together 800 riders and raises more than $8,000 for Bikers Against Child Abuse.

Mugello Circuit Awarded ‘Best Grand Prix’

Monday, January 23, 2012
Mugello Circuit in Italy has been named "Best Grand Prix of 2011" according to the International Road Racing Teams Association (IRTA).

2012 Cardion AB Motoracing Team Debut

Sunday, January 22, 2012
During a recent team presentation in Prague the Cardion AB Motoracing lifted the curtain on the GP12 machine.

Dunlop Announces New 2012 Race Tire

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Dunlop is announcing the release of a brand new tire intended for use in the AMA Pro Racing series which increases corner speed.

Motorcycle Sales Hold Steady for 2011

Friday, January 20, 2012
The 2011 motorcycle sales estimates from the Motorcycle Industry Council is in, with annual unit sales holding steady at 440,000.

Tom Sykes and Joan Lascorz Test in Spain

Friday, January 20, 2012
Joan Lascorz and Tom Sykes recently joined forces with Kawasaki for it's first test of 2012 in Almeria, Spain.

MJM & Celtic Racing Team Up in SuperSport

Friday, January 20, 2012
Michael Jordan Motorsports is set to partner with Army National Guard, Fairhills Group and Celtic Racing to field an entry in the 2012 AMA SuperSport Championship.

Rea and Aoyama Begin 2012 WSB Testing

Friday, January 20, 2012
Jonathan Rea and Hiroshi Aoyama got the 2012 World Superbike season underway at Phillip Island after conducting a three-day test at the Australian circuit.

Ducati Tests GP12, 250 hp Details Revealed

Friday, January 20, 2012
While the factory Ducati effort cautiously tests their new racebike, one of its satellite squads spills the beans on the new GP12.

Richa Spirit Jacket and Pant Review

Thursday, January 19, 2012
We survive nasty riding conditions in the Richa Spirit pant and jacket. Hear our editor's opinion on this high-dollar touring gear.

HJC Announces the 2012 Race Team

Thursday, January 19, 2012
HJC is proud to announce its lineup of sponsored pro racers for 2012.

Northeast Motorcycle Expo January 21-22

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Get ready for the Northeast Motorcycle Expo. A Sons of Anarchy Star Just Booked for Hartford! Meet the ‘Fastest Woman on Wheels’.

VIR to Get Bike-Friendly Curbing

Thursday, January 19, 2012
VIR Management agrees to modify Phase two curbing.

American International Motorcycle Expo in 2013

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
American riders will be able to get in on the same goodies as our Euro counterparts with the introduction of the American International Motorcycle Expo in 2013.

100 Historic Ducatis at Monaco Auction

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
One of the world's most important Ducati collections to be offered 'without reserve' at RM's 2012 Monaco sale.

Like Scorpion, Enter Helmet Giveaway

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Like to win? Scorpion Is Giving Away Free Helmets To Facebook Friends!

2012 World Superbike Entry List Confirmed

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The 2012 World Superbike and World Supersport entry lists have been released, with Noriyuki Haga absent in SBK and two young Americans contesting Supersport.

Historic Moto Grand Prix for Atlanta Round

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Historic Moto Grand Prix set to Reunite Road Racing Champions with Vintage/Classic Show and Race Bikes at Big Kahuna Atlanta.

Andrew Pitt Retires from Racing

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Two-time World Supersport Champion Andrew Pitt retires from motorcycle racing.

Conor Cummins Signs with Tyco Suzuki

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Manxman Conor Cummins signs on with Tyco Suzuki to campaign the 2012 Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.

Ducati Wrooom Ski Meeting in Photos 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
In keeping with tradition, Ducati and Ferrari teamed up to host its annual Wrooom ski meeting high in the Italian Dolomites.

Memorable Motorcycle: BSA C11G

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Our vintage motorcycle expert takes a look back at the BSA C11G, memorable in its ineffectiveness, and as a historic thumbprint of post-war Britain.

Kawasaki Signs Salom & Mercado for 2012 WSB

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Pedercini Kawasaki Team has announced that it has come to an agreement with Spaniard David Salom and Argentinean Leandro 'Tati' Mercado for the 2012 World Superbike Championship.

Vegas Motorcycle Auction Nets $4.1 Million

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Strong results and attendance highlight Auctions America by RM's Las Vegas premier motorcycle auction.

SuperSport’s DeHaven to Xpeed Helmets

Monday, January 16, 2012
Xpeed Helmets is pleased to announce it has signed 2010 AMA Pro Supersport Champion Austin DeHaven to wear the Xpeed XCF-3000 Carbon Fiber/Kevlar Helmet throughout his 2012 season.

Rea and Aoyama Prepare for WSB Test

Monday, January 16, 2012
Honda's Jonathan Rea and Hiroshi Aoyama are preparing for a three-day World Superbike test at Phillip Island aboard Honda's 2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade.

Lorenzo and Spies Visit Indonesian Racers

Monday, January 16, 2012
Yamaha Factory Riders Lorenzo and Spies take a class in Indonesia.

Marc Marquez Undergoes Eye Surgery

Monday, January 16, 2012
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez has been discharged from the hospital following a successful operation to restore vision to his right eye and is now recovering at home.

Du Pont Family Collection Sells for $1 Million

Monday, January 16, 2012
Du Pont family collection sells 100% for $1 million at Bonhams Las Vegas motorcycle auction.

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.

John Hopkins has Fingertop Amputated

Sunday, January 15, 2012
John Hopkins recently underwent an operation to amputate the top of his middle finger following complications after his crash at the Brno MotoGP race in 2011.

Marco Melandri Trains with Husky TC 250

Friday, January 13, 2012
During the winter break from the World Superbike Championship, Italian Marco Melandri is keeping in shape on the Husqvarna TC 250.

21-Rider 2012 MotoGP Grid Revealed

Friday, January 13, 2012
The FIM has released the provisional 2012 MotoGP grid, with 21 riders lining up full time – with all nine CRT efforts revealed.

Eslick to Ride Buell in American SuperBike

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Danny Eslick returns to Buell racing, the two-time Daytona SportBike champ jumping into American SuperBike aboard the EBR 1190RS.

Preziosi Talks Ducati GP12 at Wrooom

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Ducati Corse General Manager Filippo Preziosi talks about the redesigned GP12 racebike at Wrooom.

AMA News and Notes February 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The American Motorcyclist Association brings you the February 2012 edition of AMA News and Notes.

Lorenzo Rides New Delhi Budh Circuit

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo kicked off 2012 with a visit to New Delhi to meet fans and take a test ride at the Budh Circuit.

Kevin Schwantz Leads AMA MHoF Breakfast

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Hall of Famer, World Roadracing Champion, Kevin Schwantz, headlines AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame breakfast at Daytona fundraiser.

Tickets on Sale for All M1 Big Kahuna Races

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Tickets for all three 2012 Big Kahuna AMA Pro Road Racing events are now available at M1 PowerSports' online store.

STM: Melling’s Best of 2011

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Our man Melling is at it again, with the British Isles’ greatest motorcycle scribbler spewing forth his annual wisdom in Melling’s Best of 2011.

Clavicle Surgery for Andrea Dovizioso

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
MotoGP competitor Andrea Dovizioso undergoes surgery to repair the broken collarbone injured in an off-season motocross crash.

DRIFT Named Official POV Camera of MMP

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
DRIFT named official POV Camera of Miller Motorsports Park as POV Camera manufacturer signs multi-faceted agreement.

Motorcycle Safety Website Launched by YCRS

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Yamaha Champions Riding School instructors launch Motorcycle Safety Website.

RM Auctions Weekend Revs up in Las Vegas

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Auctions America by RM revs up for vintage motorcycle weekend in the City of Lights.

Ducati’s Wrooom 2012 Approaching

Monday, January 9, 2012
Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and a brand-new 1199 Ducati Panigale Tricolore are helping kick off the 2012 season for Ducati at its annual Wrooom event in Italy this week.

Team Pro-Motion Hosts Over 70 Events in 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012
Team Pro-Motion Sportbike Club to host over 70 events in 2012.

Three Championships for RMR in 2011

Friday, January 6, 2012
Riding the hot pink Suzuki Hayabusa known as 'Rizzo', no one raced a Pro Street bike as often and as hard as Ronnie Mitchell Racing did in 2011.

Eight Motorcycle Collections to Auction Block

Friday, January 6, 2012
Eight motorcycle collections to cross block during Auctions America by RM's Las Vegas premier motorcycle auction.

Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II Review

Friday, January 6, 2012
We put the Dunlop's latest offering for sport-touring to the test. Check out all the details of the Sportmax Roadsmart II.

Backmarker: Cycle Editor Cook Neilson

Thursday, January 5, 2012
This month’s Backmarker takes a closer look at one of the greats in print motorcycle journalism, Cycle Magazine and its editor, Cook Neilson.

Andrea Dovizioso Breaks Collarbone Riding MX

Thursday, January 5, 2012
MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso broke his collarbone while riding motocross with the first test of the MotoGP season less than a month away.

MotoUSA Honors AMA as Industry Leader 2011

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Motorcycle-USA acknowledges the diligent efforts of the American Motorcycle Association in its fight against the Lead Ban by awarding it with the Industry Leader Award for 2011.

AMA Members Offered Revamped Classifieds

Thursday, January 5, 2012
AMA members enjoy extra benefits with revamped classified ads.

2012 WERA Season Kicks Off at Fontana

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The 2012 WERA Motorcycle Roadracing season starts with a WERA West Sportsman Series presented by Lucas Oil at AutoClub Speedway in Fontana, CA.

New Law Allows Illinois Riders to Run Red

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Illinois HB S860 is now in affect which allows motorcyclists to pass through an intersection against a red light if traffic sensors are unable to detect their motorcycle.

Erion No Longer Dunlop Distributor

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Dunlop announces change in road race tire distribution.

Crescent Suzuki Set for 2012 WSBK Season

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
With the start of the 2012 World Superbike season coming up, Suzuki Racing caught up with Paul Denning at the new Crescent-Yoshimura backed Suzuki World Superbike Team for a chat about 2012 wsbk season.

Icon Justice Leather Glove Review

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Motorcycle gloves that work with touch screens on mobile devices? Motorcycle USA checks out the Justice Touchscreen Leather Glove in this motorcycle glove review.

M1 Big Kahuna Sweet Elf’n Deal Extended

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
M1 PowerSports' Sweet Elf'n Deal giving fans two Big Kahuna event tickets for the price of one has been extended through January 9, 2012.