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Kawasaki Racing Team Launch 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013
The 2013 Kawasaki Racing Team officially unveiled the latest race version of their Ninja ZX-10R with teammates Tom Sykes and Loris Baz in tow during a recent event in Barcelona.

Yamaha's 2013 AMA Pro Teams Set to Race

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Yamaha's GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing teams are set with some of the fastest riders on the grid, and they're more than ready for the 2013 season to start.

2013 Kawasaki Racing Live Internet Unveiling

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The 2013 Kawasaki Racing Team is set to be unveiled during a live Internet broadcast from Barcelona on Thursday January 31, 2013.

Ignite Asset Management MotoGP Investment

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
One of the newest sponsors in MotoGP, Ignite Asset Management, has reasons beyond product placement for providing backing to the Pramac Ducati team.

STM – Evangelize for Biking

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Our man Melling is a motorcycling evangelist. In this sermon he serves up 20 points of wisdom on how to run a successful motorcycle event that will grow ridership and the sport of motorcycling.

Penske Shocks Renews MIROCK Contingency

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Penske Shocks renews MIROCK Contingency Program.

Brock's Performance Adds $39,600 Contingency

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Brock's Performance posts $39,600 in MIROCK contingency for 2013.

Isle of Man Grand Prix Racer World Premiere

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Grand Prix Racer documentary gets its 'World Premiere' on the Isle of Man.

Cycle News Vol. 50 Issue 4 Available

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The January 29, 2013 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

India's Hero to Sponsor EBR SuperBike 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013
India's Hero MotoCorp will be the title sponsor for Erik Buell Racing's American SuperBike entries during the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing season.

Casey Stoner Announces Move to V8 Supercars

Monday, January 28, 2013
Former MotoGP star Casey Stoner joins the V8 Supercar ranks, contesting the 2013 Dunlop Series for Red Bull and Triple Eight Racing in Australia.

AMA Members Receive Discount PIMS Tickets

Friday, January 25, 2013
AMA members receive a 25 percent ticket discount on Progressive International Motorcycle Shows.

Leon Camier Undergoes Successful Operation

Friday, January 25, 2013
Leon Camier undergoes successful wrist surgery.

Aprilia RSV4 APRC ABS SBK Special Edition

Friday, January 25, 2013
Aprilia unveils a limited-edition RSV4 offering for U.S. and Canadian sportbike motorcyclists. Find out more in this First Look article.

Repsol Honda Unveils 2013 MotoGP Livery

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Repsol Honda broke wraps on the new livery of the 2013 Honda RC213V GP bike and announced a new team structure for the upcoming MotoGP season.

Pata Honda Completes Jerez Test

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Pata Honda's Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea wrapped two days of testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain, riding for the first time in the new livery for 2013.

Pirelli's New Tire Range for WSBK 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Pirelli has announced its new range of 17-inch tires designed for the 2013 World Superbike Championship.

Poor Weather Hampers Aprilia's Jerez Test

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Poor weather at the Jerez circuit in Spain hampered Aprilia Racing Team's testing schedule, though some spots of sun allowed the team to put in a number of laps.

John Penton Film Reaches Funding Goal

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The second attempt to raise funds for a film on the life and accomplishments of John Penton has surpassed its funding goal by over $10,000 dollars.

Motojournalist Kevin Ash Killed at Press Event

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we report respected motojournalist Kevin Ash was killed in an accident during a press launch in South Africa.

2012 Honda CBR250R Project Bike

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Big fun can come in a small package as we come to find out after having a race on Honda’s entry-level CBR250R sportbike with WERA Motorcycle Racing Club.

Product Peek: FLY Tourist and .357 Half Helmet

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
FLY is offering two new lids for 2013, the FLY Tourist and FLY .357 Half Helmet. Both are competitively priced and offer plenty of amenities for riders of all types.

Cycle News Vol. 50 Issue 3 Available

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The January 22, 2013 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Cardenas Joins Yoshimura Suzuki SuperBike

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Martin Cardenas will join new teammate Chris Clark on the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team for the 2013 AMA Pro SuperBike Championship.

AMA Banquet Honors National Champions

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The American Motorcyclist Association gave honors to a host of AMA champions from all motorcycle racing disciplines at a banquet held in Columbus, Ohio.

MJM with Celtic Racing and National Guard

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Michael Jordan Motorsports has renewed its partnership with Celtic Racing and the Army National Guard for the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing season.

Bad Weather Cuts Ducati Alstare's Jerez Test

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Despite planning for three days of testing, Team SBK Ducati Alstare got just over three hours on track due to persistently bad weather at the Jerez circuit in Spain.

Product Peek: Arai XD 4 Helmet

Monday, January 21, 2013
Arai now offers the XD 4 dual sport helmet, boasting design upgrades and safety enhancements, plenty of color options and luxurious comfort.

FIXI Crescent Suzuki Wraps Almeria Test

Friday, January 18, 2013
Leon Camier and Jules Cluzel ended their two day test at the Almeria circuit in Spain and were pleased with their progress despite frustrating weather conditions.

Ducati Alstare to Test 1199R Panigale at Jerez

Friday, January 18, 2013
Team Ducati Alstare's Carlos Checa and Ayrton Badovini will test the new Ducati 1199R Panigale at Jerez Saturday January 19, 2013, their first test of the year ahead of the 2013 World Superbike season.

Wayne Rooney to Sell Diamond-Encrusted Bike

Friday, January 18, 2013
Custom made diamond-encrusted motorcycyle designed by Manchester United Footballer Wayne Rooney up for sale at Bonhams.

FIXI Crescent Suzuki Tests at Almeria

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Jules Cluzel and Leon Camier kicked off their 2013 World Superbike season with a testing session at the Almeria circuit in Spain.

RSRacecraft to Race EBR 1190RS SuperBikes

Thursday, January 17, 2013
RSRacecraft is set to move up to American SuperBike during the 2013 AMA Pro Road Racing season and will be racing EBR 1190RS motorcycles in partnership with Eric Buell Racing.

Icon Introduces Airmada Parahuman Helmet

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Icon gets back to its roots with the diabolical graphics on the new Airmada Parahuman Helmet with artwork provided by the talented Tanner Goldbeck.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation 40th Anniversary

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Motorcycle Safety Foundation celebrates a milestone anniversary.

MSF Wants Papers for Safety Conference

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Motorcycle Safety Foundation calls for papers for 2013 ifz/MSF International Motorcycle Safety Conference in Florida.

2013 Daytona 675R Debuts in U.S. at NY IMS

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R will make it's U.S. debut at the New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show.

Four Desmo GP13s Unveiled at Ducati Wroom

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ducati Racing Team and Pramac Racing unveiled their respective Desmosedici GP13s during the third day of Ducati's Wroom Press Ski Meeting.

Pramac and Iannone Join with Energy T.I.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Pramac Racing and Andrea Iannone have joined with Energy T.I. gas and power for the 2013 MotoGP championship season.

Barnes to Ride for Bruce Rossmeyer Racing

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Michael Barnes announced that he will ride for Bruce Rossmeyer Daytona Racing Harley-Davidson during the 2013 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 series.

RoadRace Factory School to Post 2013 Classes

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
RoadRace Factory School plans to announce the upcoming dates for the 2013 classes soon.

Ben Spies' Desmo GP13 Unveiled at Wroom

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ignite Pramac Racing Team's Ben Spies joined the Ducati Wroom festivities in Italy to unveil the Desmosedici GP13 he will ride during the 2013 MotoGP season.

LeoVince Unites Brands for 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
LeoVince has a new look for 2013 as it is uniting all brands and now debuts a new logo.

Scott Russell to Host AMA MHoF Breakfast

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
'Mr. Daytona' Scott Russell is to headline the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona, presented by Motul, during Bike Week.

AMA Pro Racing Hires Michael Gentry as COO

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
AMA Pro Racing announces the hiring of longtime ISC Executive Michael Gentry as the new Chief Operating Officer.

2013 WorldSBK Calendar Changes Continue

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The schedule for the 2013 World Superbike Championship continues to develop, with the newly added Buddh Circuit in India now set at the season finale.

Celebs, Champions and Machines at NY IMS

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Celebs, champions and the machines that move them at the New York Motorcycle Show.

Wroom Day Two Dedicated to Dovi and Hayden

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Day 2 of Ducati's Wroom Press Ski Meeting was dedicated to Ducati Team MotoGP racers Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden, as both riders met with the international media for an exclusive press conference.

Cycle News Vol. 50 Issue 2 Available

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The January 15, 2013 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

2013 MotoGP Season Becomes a Videogame

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The MotoGP 2013 season becomes a videogame. Enjoy the experience of Milestone’s MotoGP13 game this year for Playstation3, Xbox 360, Windows PC and Playstation Vita.

Dovizioso and Hayden arrive at Wroom 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013
Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden arrived in Trentino, Italy for the 23rd Ducati Wroom Press Ski Meeting to help mark the start of the international motorsports season.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Project Bike

Friday, January 11, 2013
By adding some components from Yamaha’s accessories catalog, the YZF-R1 proves to be more than just a one trick pony allowing for cross-country touring escapades as Motorcycle-USA discovers.

Six Decades of Ducati History at MotoCorsa

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Six decades of Italian history is on exhibit in Portland Oregon thorugh January.

IOM TT Races Welcomes Chinese Made Bike

Thursday, January 10, 2013
WK Bikes enters the first Chinese manufactured bike for the 2013 Isle of Man TT races.

GEICO Chris Ulrich Racing Moves to Honda

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
GEICO Motorcycle-backed Chris Ulrich Racing is set to run Honda motorcycles for the 2013 and 2014 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series.

Texas Tornado Boot Camp 2013 Camp Dates

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Colin Edwards Texas Tornado Boot Camp announces its motorcycle riding school schedule for 2013.

2013 Racing for a Wish Team Leasing Program

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
For the 2013 season, the Racing for a Wish Team will be leasing out their AMA spec XR1200's to be ridden by racers in any of the scheduled AMA rounds.

Siegal Retires VIR Ownership to Nyholm

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Retiring Virginia International Raceway owner Harvey Siegel announces that he is passing the baton to partner Connie Nyholm.

Cycle News Vol. 50 Issue 1 Available

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The January 8, 2013 issue of Cycle News is now available in digital edition and in the Apple Newstand from Motorcycle USA’s new media partner.

Single Track Mind: Riding Thru 2012

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Our man Melling ponders yet another year in the saddle and looks to the future. Also, trades barbs with fun-hating EU technocrats!

Monster Energy Sponsors Yamaha MotoGP

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monster Energy will sponsor Yamaha Factory Racing for the 2013 and 2014 MotoGP seasons, adding significant backing to one of the most talked-about teams on the grid.

Colin Edwards’ Texas Tornado Boot Camp

Friday, January 4, 2013
Monster Energy invites American soldiers to the Texas Tornado Boot Camp for some good ol’ fashioned fun while teaching them how to become better, safer motorcyclists.

MotoGP Champ Jorge Lorenzo Signs With HJC

Friday, January 4, 2013
MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo signs with HJC.

2013 WorldSBK Provisional Calendar Update

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Slight changes were announced regarding the 2013 World Superbike provisional calendar, with one date changed and another stop reclassified as "subject to contract."

FLY Racing Presents the "FLY Wall"

Thursday, January 3, 2013
FLY Racing has developed a unique way for riders all over the globe to share their photos using FLY gear: the FLY Wall.

Brock's Performance Street E.T. Purse Surges

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Brock's Performance Street E.T. purse goes to $1,000 at MIROCK

AJ Venter to Make Isle of Man TT Racing Debut

Thursday, January 3, 2013
South African star AJ Venter is to make his Isle of Man TT Races debut in 2013.

Born Free USA to Raffle New Harley-Davidson

Thursday, January 3, 2013
An April 2013 fundraiser in Sacramento CA for Born Free USA will feature a raffle for a new Harley-Davidson and benefit wildlife conservation.

DiSalvo Speed Academy to Teach Skills at IMS

Thursday, January 3, 2013
DiSalvo Riding Academy teaches riding skills at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows.

Simon Says: Meeting with Dorna

Thursday, January 3, 2013
PTR boss Simon Buckmaster reports on his meeting with Dorna and, as always, offers his own opinion on proposed technical changes and cost savings measures for the World Superbike/Supersport paddock.

AMA News and Notes January 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Stay up to date on the motorcycle industry news and legal issues from around the country with AMA News and Notes in this January 2013 edition.

Backmarker: Return of MC Print?

Thursday, January 3, 2013
This month our Backmarker examines the changing editorial landscape of motorcycle journalism. Could there be a resurgence of print media in this digital age?

Zero Gravity Double Bubble Windscreen Review

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Zero Gravity’s Double Bubble Windscreen proves to be a simple and affordable way to improve the look and aerodynamics of your sportbike.